Jari-Matti Latvala has secured back-to-back French Rally titles on the Island of Corscia.

The Finn clearly love racing in France, having scored his maiden win in Alsace last year and following that up this victory.

Driving a Volkswagen Polo R, he beat Elfyn Evans, who was in a Ford Fiesta RS, by 43.1 seconds after three days of action on technical mountain roads.

Andreas Mikkelsen finished third in another Polo R, a further 3.2 seconds behind.

World champions Sebastian Ogier, who claimed the title with several rounds to spare, finished well off the pace having suffered gearbox problems on Friday.

Britain’s Kris Meeke finished in fourth in his Citroen alongside his Irish co-driver Paul Nagle. Irish drver Craig Breen finished fourth in the WR2 race and 17th overall.

Latvala was clearly delighted with his third win of the season, saying: "It's been a great weekend. We haven't been at the maximum at any point, but we had to be careful driving in difficult conditions."

Latvala became the first Finn to win in Corsica since Markku Alen back in 1984.