Having broken Yamaha's 2014 MotoGP win drought, Valentino Rossi has his sights set on repeating the feat in the remaining five rounds.

The Italian superstar hasn't won two races in a season since 2010, but was the class of the field in front of his home fans at Misano, fending off an attack from runaway championship leader Marc Marquez before taking the lead from team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez, who had been beaten just once this season, slid off soon after while pushing to keep pace with Rossi, who claimed his 81st premier-class win and first since June last year.

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"Heading to Aragon after winning my home grand prix is really nice," Rossi said. "We had a good race, we worked well all weekend and the result was spectacular. Now we must try to repeat what we did in Misano. The main objective is to continue like this, fighting for important positions every weekend."

Rossi's victory also means he is now just one point behind Marquez's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa and second place in the world championship.

"I am just a point behind Dani in the championship and I want to fight for this position," he said. "I also especially want to be strong everywhere. I arrived to victory at Misano step by step and we have to continue like this until the end. We are on the right way!"

Rossi finished a distant third at Aragon last year.

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yorgos.efstathiou: And as an argument, don't compare MM with Dani, because Dani is not considered as a 'great rider', although he managed to beat MM once.[\blockquote]

Gawd, you really don't know what you're talking about.
Pedrosa has 49 career GP wins which puts him 8th in the all-time list.
Surely anyone who makes the top 10 all-time list (& that includes Lorenzo too) has to be considered a 'great'.