Giacomo Ricci wants to return to Auto GP full-time next year in a bid to rejuvenate his single-seater career.
The 27-year-old Italian was a GP2 race-winner with DPR in 2010, but has raced only sporadically since.
He contested six races in Auto GP last year with Zele Racing and MLR71 and finished on the podium in Marrakech on his way to 11th in the series.
But he says he is not ready to retire from single-seaters and believes a successful Auto GP campaign will bring him back into the spotlight.
"I would love to stay in Auto GP because it's a great category for a driver aiming to make it to GP2 and Formula 1 and keeps the cost down," said Ricci.
"In my current situation, Auto GP would be the perfect choice in an effort to reinvent my career.
"In the last few years I haven't had the chance to race a lot due to budget constraints, but I don't feel ready to retire at all. In fact, I'm still fully motivated and committed.
"Auto GP can also open new paths in other categories like GTs, prototypes, the WTCC or the DTM. It can be a perfect stepping stone."
Ricci's main roles last year were as driver coach to MLR71 owner/driver Michele la Rosa and to Formula 3 Euro Series race winner Michael Lewis.