Jorge Lorenzo has been given the green light to return to MotoGP action this afternoon at Motegi.

The reigning world champion was flown to hospital for a cranial CT scan plus X-rays on his leg, heel and hand after a huge highside on Saturday morning.

The Movistar Yamaha rider, currently 14 points behind team-mate Valentino Rossi in the fight for second in the world championship, had been quickest on Friday.

Dani Pedrosa fractured his collarbone in a huge Friday highside, while Eugene Laverty missed Saturday morning practice following his big FP2 accident. The Aspar rider was also sent for a cranial CT scan, but has also been passed fit for the afternoon.