Guy Wilks is aiming to return to action for the Azores Rally following his crash on Rally Italia-Sardegna.
The Skoda driver suffered two fractured vertebrae after crashing during the opening stage of the event earlier this month. Now Wilks believes he will be fit to drive again for the Azores Rally on July 17.
"I think so, yes," he told AUTOSPORT. "I need a goal to aim at, something to strive for through the recovery. In my own mind, I knew that wasn't going to be Ypres, and the Azores is the next event after that.
"I will be working toward the Azores, but I wouldn't say it will definitely be that event where I'm back. I really want to be back, but, like I said, I want to be 100 percent."
Wilks added that his doctor had advised against a return for the Ypres rally, even if that was possible.
"He said if we wanted to, we could risk Ypres, but he added that it wouldn't make any sense," he said. "I want to be 100 percent fit again before I get back in the car. He said I will be back competing again much sooner than if I was playing rugby or football.
"Like he said, they can strap me into a rally car and get me comfortable – I'm not going to get my body into the kind of positions I would if I was playing rugby or some other contact sport."