The award-winning “Launch Control” documentary series will return December 2 for its eighth season. The show will air on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.
Season 8 of “Launch Control” picks up where Season 7 left off. The Subaru team has just won the rally and rallycross championships but the future of the team is uncertain.
The program, which has been chronicling the Subaru Motorsports teams since 2013, documents the challenging 2020 season of the driving sports, which included a new rally driver lineup, a shortened and delayed season due to COVID-19, and the return of ace driver Scott Speed following a season-ending back injury in 2019.
“Launch Control” will also include a two-part sneak peek at the one-off WRX STI build that Subaru worked with Vermont SportsCar to create for the next installment of the “Gymkhana” franchise, where Subaru driving star Travis Pastrana will take over the feature roll from Ken Block.
New episodes documenting the stage rally season will release every other Wednesday through December and January, with the two-part Gymkhana STI build special arriving in February.
“‘Launch Control’ has always been an unflinching look at the reality of running a top-level motorsports program,” said William Stokes, Motorsports Manager for Subaru of America. “This year brought more challenges than anyone expected, but we’re a rally team, and in rally we press on regardless. As tough as this season was, we’re thrilled to bring the series back—especially for the fans who couldn’t come to events in 2020, who we’ve missed most of all.”
The program is a production of Formula Photographic and Bowes Media with the support of Subaru of America.