After successfully defending his latest two-wheeled title last month, the 30-year-old asked Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali for a favour.

Ferrari has granted Valentino Rossi's wish by offering the MotoGP rider another formula one test.

After successfully defending his latest two-wheeled title last month, the 30-year-old asked Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali for a favour.

"I have already asked Domenicali via text if I can have another test," he said.

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Ferrari's answer was 'yes', and that the test will take place in January.