Sunday action at the tricky Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, Japan was jumpstarted by a wild Moto3 race, which saw major drama unfold on the very first lap.
While racing for a spot in the top-five, championship leader Luis Salom was caught up in a wreck triggered by Isaac Viñales. Viñales attempted a pass on the inside of Salom in the V Corner when Viñales lost control and high-sided.
Both riders would be OK, but were no longer a factor in the race. Salom will look to bounce back at the finale in Valencia, where he enters with a two-point leader over Maverick Viñales.