The French motorsport federation has confirmed that the French round of the World Rally Championship season will move away from the island of Corsica from next season.

The FFSA held a meeting in Paris earlier this weekend to decide which area would host Rally France when it returns to the calendar in 2010, with Corsica and the Alsace region in the northeast of the country being the two possible options.

Following that meeting, the 'unanimous decision' was taken for the event to move to the Alsace region for the event, which will step up to WRC status having previously been a mainstay on the French Rally Championship calendar.

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Located near the Swiss/German border, Rally Alsace should be able to draw in a larger crowd that the Corsican classic due to the increased population in the surrounding area.