After a difficult start for Ducati, Andrea Dovizioso, the Suomy bearer in MotoGP, was able to reach in six laps the leading group and the third position, before Aleix Espargarò. With the maximum concentration and thanks to a very competitive Desmosedici, the Italian rider started with a series of fast laps, approaching cents after cents the rider ahead of him, Jorge Lorenzo. At twentieth lap it was right Lorenzo who made a mistake which let him slip, giving even more easily to Dovizioso the possibility to get the second place. Very positive Sunday also for KYTrider Aleix Espargarò: after being in fourth position for many laps he ended the Japanese race in fifth position for only 6 tenths of a second.
Moto2 race started with an unlikely fall of Alex Rins, after few hundred meters from departure. Without losing heart, the Suomy Catalan raised the Kalex of Pons Team and started again his race with a relentless come back up to the twentieth position under the checkered flag.