Adrian Fernandez is closing on a deal to race a works-run Aston Martin Racing LMP1 coupe in a short program of American Le Mans Series races, AUTOSPORT reports.
The 44-year-old Mexican, who had to close his eponymous team after taking the ALMS LMP2 title last year, has confirmed that he is working on a plan for 2010. His Aston program would likely encompass the top ALMS races at Sebring, Long Beach and Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans 24 Hours.
"I'm talking to Aston, but right now there's still a way to go to make it happen," said Fernandez. "I hope we can finalize it by the end of the month."
AMR team principal George Howard-Chappell refused to confirm that he was in discussions with Fernandez, but suggested an announcement of AMR's prototype plans for 2010 was imminent.
"We are getting close to being able to say something," he said. "We are waiting for a contract to be signed off."
AMR is unlikely to return to the Le Mans Series full-time to defend its title. A limited program focused on Le Mans looks most likely.