Crash was bound to happen - Marquez
Marc Marquez has shrugged off his first MotoGP crash after hitting the dirt on the final day of testing at Sepang.
The Spanish rider crashed at the final corner of the Malaysian circuit shortly before noon but walked away unhurt.
"I had the first crash with a MotoGP bike. But we know why I crashed and the important thing is to understand it," Marquez told the MotoGP website.
"We knew the first crash would come eventually. And now I know a bit better where the limit of the front tyre is.
"So bit by bit we are learning about everything."
The 19-year-old was back on the bike soon after and responded to his accident by setting his fastest time of the week, a 2:00.636.
"The afternoon we did a long run, a race simulation, 20 laps and the rhythm was quite good. I'm very happy.
"It was quite interesting. I wanted to check my physical condition and I'm happy because on my last lap I did a 2m 1.6s and I was quite consistent."
However, with records falling at the track, Marquez's best still only put him fourth for the day as Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa posted an impressive 2:00.100.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were second and third quickest respectively while Marquez was fourth, 0.536s off Pedrosa's pace.
"At the moment I am riding the standard 2013 bike, like November and I'm just trying to adapt my riding style to the bike. At the next test we will maybe try to adapt the bike to my riding style," Marquez revealed.
"I'm very happy because every day I feel better with the bike and this is most important. Every day I am more consistent and every day I try some new things and the information I give to the team they tell me is correct.
"Step-by-step I'm starting to understand MotoGP but there are still a lot of days left in the pre-season so I hope to continue learning like this."