Jan Kopecky is set to return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on next week's Azores Rally, according to his Skoda team boss Michal Hrabanek.
Kopecky was prevented from starting the last round in Belgium after his co-driver Petr Stary broke his collarbone when the pair crashed during shakedown.
But Hrabanek is confident that Stary will be fit to return for the event on the Portuguese Island colony, meaning that Kopeky will be back, too.
"Petr Stary is gradually recovering from his injury, and we believe that he will be prepared to appear on the start line [in the Azores]," said Hrabanek.
Kopecky, the IRC runner-up behind his teammate Juho Hanninen last year, currently lies fourth in the championship, 15 points behind leader Freddy Loix.
Loix, however, is not competing in the Azores, giving the Czech driver an opportunity to close in on the series leader.