Here's what happened. In the final laps of the race, KRT was leading by a decent margin over Yamaha Factory Racing's Alex Lowes, Katsuyuki Nakasuga, and Michael van der Mark. Then, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team experienced a disastrous engine failure that left oil all over the track. It mixed with the small amounts of rain coming down and caught Rea off guard, sending the Ninja ZX-10RR to the ground. Rea had just five minutes to get the bike back to the pits according to EWC rules, but was unable to do so, and in provisional results KRT was listed as a non-finisher.