Japan has become the latest territory to have the flag planted in it marking it as Lorenzo's Land as Jorge Lorenzo powered to victory in the Japanese MotoGP, for the second top-class win of his career.
Valentino Rossi got off to a great start but his young team-mate refused to let him get out of reach, and after a bit of paint-swapping between the pair, Lorenzo got past him after about one third of the race and never let him back into the lead.
Rossi held on for second spot, ahead of Dani Pedrosa, who made light of serious pre-season injuries to claim a very creditable third place, with Casey Stoner fourth and Andrea Dovizioso fifth.
After the madness of Qatar, fortunately things were a bit more sane in Japan and it's the racing rather than the weather that is the main talking point. So what do you make of events in Japan? Does Lorenzo have what it takes to stay on the pace all season? What do you think of Pedrosa's display? James Toseland made it into the top 10 - are things finally looking up for him? And what about Ducati - Stoner finishing off the podium and more bad luck for Nicky Hayden, taken out by another rider banging his back wheel?
Your thoughts and opinions please...