Zane Goddard is the firming as the favourite to replace outcast driver Garry Jacobson at PremiAir Racing.
At last weekend's Darwin Triple Crown, speculation surfaced Jacobson had been given his marching orders on Sunday afternoon by team owner Peter Xiberras.
Rumours of an impending mid-season driver change have been lingering for weeks and only intensified by a test at Queensland Raceway that included a handful of drivers.
Triple Eight Race Engineering's Broc Feeney set a baseline lap for the team to work from.
Speedcafe.com approached team owner Peter Xiberras on multiple occasions to comment on Goddard's involvement but declined.
Xiberras also denied suggestions of a forthcoming mid-season driver change, despite the large rostrum of drivers on the day.
Assuming Goddard gets the drive, it will mean Tickford Racing will be on the hunt for a new co-driver to replace the Gold Coaster.
After his ‘SuperLite' programme with Jake Kostecki in 2020, the pair went full-time in 2021. However, Goddard parted company with the team at the end of last year.
Since then, the 22-year-old has been a free agent focusing on his university studies.
The Repco Supercars Championship resumes at the Reid Park Street Circuit on July 8-10 for the NTI Townsville 500.