World Endurance Championship and Formula E star Stephane Sarrazin is set for a one-off return to the World Rally Championship with First Motorsport for the Tour of Corsica.

The former Subaru factory driver, who last competed in the WRC in 2006, has been in and out of the international rally scene over the past few years, most recently winning the Tour of Corsica in 2014 in the European Rally Championship.

He is set to compete for First Motorsport in a Ford Fiesta as the French round of the WRC returns to Corsica in October. The Frenchman will fly back from the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin in the WEC (18-20 September) and head straight to the mountainous Mediterranean island to prepare.

"I'm happy to be at the start of the Tour de Corse. It's a rally that I particularly appreciate," Sarrazin said. "I'm also very pleased to return to the WRC. Of course my objectives aren't the same as last year. WRC contenders are very high quality drivers.

"We're going to fight with what we've got: a certain knowledge of the site, a perfect harmony with the team and a good understanding of the car on that type of roads. Obviously I'll have to find the right pace again but that's the reason why I took part in two other rallies those last couple of weeks.

"We want to rely on consistency. Our aim is to avoid the several pitfalls that we could encounter in this edition. We'll do the math at the end, with the idea of "rocking the boat" somewhere in our minds."

Jacques-Julien Renucci will join Sarrazin as his co-driver, as he did when the pair won in 2014.

Last weekend Sebastien Ogier successfully defended his WRC drivers' title with victory in Rally Australia to claim a third consecutive world championship.