Valentino Rossi will attend the Aragon MotoGP round with a view to contest the race despite his broken leg he suffered following a motocross training incident.
Rossi has already missed his home MotoGP at Misano.
Michael van der Mark has been announced to replace Rossi, as it was thought the Italian would not be fit to take his seat with Yamaha at Aragon.
Rossi has already had two tests in Misano to assess his fitness with a follow-up medical check.
Rossi says that, while the Misano tests have been positive, he will have the “real answer” on whether he can contest the Aragon GP after FP1 – provided he passes the medical check.
Rossi, chasing his 10th title in grand prix motorcycle racing, is 42 points adrift of joint championship leaders Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso, with 125 points up for grabs in the five remaining races.