The tension at the Ricardo Tormo circuit was not all for the big MotoGP finale, there was still all to play for in Moto3 too as Miguel Oliveira pulled out all the stops but Danny Kent did all he needed to for the crown.
The Moto2 championship may have been decided a few rounds ago, but there were still records up for grabs a great fight at the front and an amazing return from injury for Tito Rabat, winning with style at the Cheste track.
Moto3 got proceedings under way with another fast paced tense race, with two pieces of action to watch out for, if Miguel Oliveira could push for a win to keep his title hopes alive to the end and where Kent would finish, needing just 14th to secure the Moto3 crown.
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At the front the battle was fierce, the Portuguese star often found himself out front but under hefty challenges and overtakes from Romano Fenati, Efren Vazquez and Jorge Navarro.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider steered well clear of trouble when Ongetta's Niccolo Antonelli lunged from fifth for a final assault on the podium places only to end his day in the gravel and take Vazquez and Fenati with him.
Also avoiding the muddle of bodies and bikes was Valencian Jorge Navarro, in contention all the way to the line at home for Estrella Galicia 0,0 on his way to second.
Jakub Kornfeil made the most of the situation and powered home for the final rostrum spot in third for Drive M7 SIC.
Brad Binder rode the second Red Bull to take the flag in an excellent fourth ahead of Gresini's Enea Bastianini in fifth and RBA Racing's Isaac Vinales in sixth.
Pole-sitter John McPhee was a little swallowed up as a train of riders towed past in the opening stages but the determined SaxoPrint-RTG rider was strong and fought back for seventh.
The other major factor for the title was Kent's position on track and the Leopard rider found himself swapping positions with his team-mate Hiroki Ono in a battle for eighth, with no team orders issued.