What to expect from Launch Control’s 10th season

Subaru's documentary series is back, kicking off later this month, and it'll cover ARA, Gymkhana, rallycross and more

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Subaru’s award-winning Launch Control documentary series is returning for its 10th season on July 27 with an all-new format.

For the latest season, the show will be split into three sub-series: Launch Control: Rally Rundown showcasing the much-loved behind-the-scenes coverage of Subaru Motorsports USA’s American Rally Association exploits; another Road to Gymkhana special; and a third titled Launch Control: Next Stage that will document the development of Subaru’s next-generation WRX rally car.

“The mission of Launch Control has always been to give fans an inside look at what it takes to run a championship-winning rally team,” said William Stokes, motorsports manager for Subaru of America.

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“After the incredible championship finish to Season 9, we now have a great opportunity to tell totally new stories, including the clean-sheet development of new cars for rally and Gymkhana, and reimagining the series format will give our fans event coverage on a quicker turnaround along with delivering those in-depth projects they haven’t seen before.”

Rally Rundown episodes covering the first half of the 2022 season will be released on Wednesdays from late July through to mid-August, with more episodes following later in the year.

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The two-part Road to Gymkhana special, documenting the company’s purpose-built 1983 GL Wagon ‘Family Huckster’, will form a part of a mini series looking at the team’s activities outside of rallying. Another of those specials will focus on the team’s exploits at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

And finally, Launch Control: Next Stage will drop towards the end of 2022 and lead into 2023, offering a behind-the-curtain peek at the latest competition car to be developed by Vermont SportsCar.

New Launch Control episodes will be shared on Subaru of America’s YouTube channel.