Whilst entering a fast right hand corner, Stoner hit a small bump which unsettled the bike. He lifted off the brakes in order to stabilize the bike but the throttle stayed open and in turn caused him to run wide onto the grass. The crash occurred 15 minutes into Stoners first stint. The team was leading the race. The crash ended MuSASHI RT HARC-PRO’s chances at retaining the win from last year. Stoner sustained a broken left tibia and right scapula.