STUTTGART – Patrick Dempsey will tackle the 2015 motorsport season at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, including the world famous Le Mans 24-hour race.
The American actor and race driver, who thrills fans all over the world in his role as “McDreamy” in the medical dram
“Grey’s Anatomy”, has been following his passion for racing since 2013 as a member of the Porsche motorsport family.
With the expanded race programme, the successful alliance between Porsche and Patrick Dempsey will continue.
“I’m already looking forward to 2015 and I’m proud to be able to contest the entire WEC as well as Le Mans with a Porsche,” said Dempsey at the launch of the programme on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Motor Show.
“Porsche’s experience in long distance racing is invaluable. Porsche was winning sports car races before I was even born. As a childhood fan of Porsche, I grew up with their successes at Le Mans, Daytona and the Targa Florio. There are moments when I simply cannot believe that I am now a member of this great team.”
Dempsey will contest the races of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC with the Porsche customer team Dempsey Proton Racing in the GTE-Am class.
One of his teammates will be the experienced Porsche works driver Patrick Long (USA), with whom he also trains away from the race tracks.
Both men live in California. In addition to the WEC races, guest appearances in Porsche’s brand trophy series such as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as support to the Formula One races are also planned.