Marco Simoncelli has returned to the Sepang International Circuit after being released from hospital.

The former 250cc world champion and MotoGP rookie underwent precautionary scans after a huge highside on his third lap of Friday testing.

"I have a mark on my head because I broke my helmet in the fall, but I'm okay," a visibly drowsy, but smiling, Simoncelli told on his arrival back in the Sepang paddock at 3pm, four hours after the accident.

"I also hurt my arm a little... About my memory, I can remember everything before the accident, but nothing about the accident itself."

Simoncelli lost the rear of his San Carlo Honda Gresini at the apex of turn seven, a medium-speed right-hander. The Italian was launched high into the air before landing hard on his head and rolling through the gravel.

Marco's RCV was sent into a series of fast cartwheels, but fortunately avoided the rider.

Simoncelli had been slowest of all after day one of testing. He will next be out on track during the third and final 2010 pre-season test, at Qatar on March 18-19.

Team-mate Marco Melandri also fell this morning, at a far slower speed.


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