Multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi could make his long-awaited single-seater racing debut in the coming season of A1GP.
A1GP Team Italy have confirmed that negotiations over a drive have taken place with Rossi, but his availability is likely to be limited by his winter testing programme with Yamaha.
Team Italy seat holder Piercarlo Ghinzani made no secret of his desire to encourage Rossi on board.
"It would be a fantastic situation to have him," he said. "I am a friend of Valentino's and we have spoken about it."
A1GP chairman Tony Teixeira believes the seven-time MotoGP champion would do well in the series.
"Rossi, we're looking at him and I think he'd do a good job too," Teixeira told autosport.com.
Rossi, curreantly leading the MotoGP standings, has also proven his speed on four wheel in the past, having driven for Ferrari in a Formula One can and also having competed in the Word Rally Championship.