The MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi hopes to complete a remarkable comeback at this weekend's German Grand Prix, six weeks after breaking his leg.
Rossi suffered the injury in practice for last month's Italian Grand Prix and doctors initially told he would be out for at least three months.
However, the Italian wants to race at Sachsenring if medical stewards agree tonight.
He's tested twice on a Superbike in the last week and says he's really excited his doctors think he can ride this weekend.
The 31-year-old Yamaha rider has missed four races and has dropped to seventh behind championship leader and team mate Jorge Lorenzo.