No stunt drivers for Patrick Dempsey as he follows in the tyre tracks of fellow actors Steve Mc Queen and Paul Newman. 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 is known to fans all over the world in his role as Dr Derek Shepherd in the US medical drama ‘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 it and I’m proud to be able to contest the entire WEC as well as Le Mans with a Porsche,” Patrick said at the launch of the programme at the Los Angeles Auto 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 its 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.”