The second and final day of testing at Sepang began badly for MotoGP rookie Marco Simoncelli, who was sent to hospital for checks after a big highside on only his third lap.

"Marco is having a scan in hospital to examine his condition," Simoncelli's team manager, Fausto Gresini, told "He had a big hit to his head.

"He only did two laps and then had a big crash at turn seven. The bike went full sideways, gripped and then he had a big highside.

"Now we have to wait and see what the doctors say. I don't know any more information at this time."

The San Carlo Honda Gresini rider fell at 11.06am, just over an hour after the track opened for testing.

Team-mate Marco Melandri also fell this morning, but was fortunately unhurt.


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