Valentino Rossi feels 'very well' following his Aragon MotoGP accident and is ready to take part in a tightening three-way battle for second in the world championship.

Rossi was taken to hospital for precautionary scans after suffering a concussion and suspected loss of consciousness in Spain.

The seven time MotoGP champion ran wide early in the race, then was thrown heavily from his Factory M1 as he crossed a strip of artificial grass separating the circuit from the asphalt run-off area.

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Rossi later discharged himself from hospital and is ready to resume battle for second in the world championship, during the home event for Honda and Yamaha at Motegi this weekend.

The Italian is just three points from second in the championship Dani Pedrosa, but now has Aragon winning team-mate Jorge Lorenzo just twelve points behind.

"Aragon was a very difficult race weekend but there were also many positive aspects," said Rossi. "First, the bike was really ok on Sunday. I immediately felt good on the bike as soon as I arrived on the grid. In the first laps I was able to make good overtakes and stay with the top three riders. My team did a really good job.

"Another positive thing is that I have not done any [harm], apart from the big headache the next few days! I feel very well and I look forward to the tripleheader overseas races because I am feeling better and better on the bike and the team are working really well.

"The fight for second place is getting interesting, we will try to achieve the best result possible! Japan is not one of my favourite tracks but also Aragon was not and still we went very well. We will see. It's Yamaha's home GP and we will do our best to get a good result!"

Rossi, Pedrosa and Lorenzo have each taken one win so far this year, with runaway title leader Marc Marquez claiming the other eleven victories.