MotoGP will have a title showdown at Valencia after Jorge Lorenzo won the penultimate round in Japanese ahead of rookie title leader Marc Marquez.

Marquez's championship lead has thus been cut from 18 to 13 points.

This weekend's disrupted schedule, due to visibility problems grounding the medical helicopter on Friday and Saturday morning, meant Sunday's race was only the third MotoGP track session of the weekend.

Honda LCR's Stefan Bradl was making his return after fracturing an ankle at Sepang, while Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga was competing as a wild-card.

Yonny Hernandez continues to replace Ben Spies at Pramac Ducati, with Damian Cudlin taking over from Hernandez at PBM and World Supersport-ace Scassa replacing the injured Karel Abraham at Cardion AB.

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1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 42m 34.291s
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 37.479s
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 38.883s
4. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 42m 54.046s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 42m 57.101s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 42m 58.928s
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 43m 1.787s
8. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 43m 5.260s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 43m 11.301s
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 43m 17.235s
11. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha YSP Racing Team (YZR-M1) 43m 27.636s
12. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 43m 37.504s
13. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 43m 41.131s
14. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 43m 42.509s
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 43m 52.531s
16. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 43m 53.399s
17. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 43m 55.465s
18. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 44m 4.837s
19. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 44m 57.649s
20. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1 lap
21. Damian Cudlin AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART CRT)* 1 lap
22. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1 lap DNF:
Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) DNF
Luca Scassa ITA Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) DNF
Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* DNF

* Standard ECU.

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