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Rally France moves to new home

French motorsport federation confirms that the French round of the WRC season will move away from Corsica from 2010 onwards
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.

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.


Tagged as: FFSA , Corsica , Alsace , Rally France

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Chris - Unregistered

October 30, 2009 3:40 PM

It may be right on Loeb's doorstep but they've introduced this change too late for him. Matt Wilson's year 5 (it's really 7 but who's counting) is next year so he'll win everything going.

Flavio Giudice

October 30, 2009 4:33 PM
Last Edited 2101 days ago

Monte Carlo Sweden/Norway Argentina Portugal Catalunya (gravel+tarmac) Acropolis Safari 1000 Lakes Deutschland/Poland San Remo (gravel+tarmac) Tour de Corse New Zealand Australia RAC All those rallies every year (rotational for norway/sweden and deutschland/poland) plus one or two other rallies among the others (ie: ireland, turkey, usa, japan, mexico...) bring those rallies back and spectators will come, and manufacturers with them!!!! the IRC is nothing without those events!!! we want those rallies, not bulgaria, alsace.... :?



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