Subaru Launch Control Season 8 Premieres December 2

The award-winning Launch Control documentary series gives exclusive insight into Subaru’s 2020 rally team.

Subaru’s award-winning Launch Control documentary series will return December 2, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at America’s top rally and rallycross program.
Subaru’s award-winning Launch Control documentary series will return December 2, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at America’s top rally and rallycross program.

If you’re a rally fan, Launch Control is a must-see. And it’s returning for its eighth season.

The Subaru Motorsports USA documentary series follows the rally team, giving viewers a unique view into the sport. Launch Control Series 8 will debut December 2 on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video. The series will cover the 2020 racing season that has proved to be unlike any other.

Season 8 documents a year of trials and tribulations including an all-new rally driver lineup, a season delayed and shortened by COVID-19, and the return of rallycross ace Scott Speed after a season-ending back injury.

Team driver Brandon Semenuk is a new face in the series for 2020, with his early success helping to power the team back to the top of the podium in the shortened American Rally Association (ARA) season.
Team driver Brandon Semenuk is a new face in the series for 2020, with his early success helping to power the team back to the top of the podium in the shortened American Rally Association (ARA) season.

Season 8 will conclude with a special two-part miniseries covering the build of a one-off WRX STI for Subaru’s long-awaited return to the Gymkhana franchise.

The season’s first episode picks up where Season 7 left off, with the team celebrating championships in both rally and rallycross but facing an uncertain future. 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.”

Launch Control is a production of Formula Photographic and Bowes Media with the support of Subaru of America.

 

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