Patrick Dempsey contests World Endurance Championship with Porsche

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by in Porsche Canada

Patrick Dempsey Contests World Endurance Championship with Porsche


The successful partnership with a US competition motorist and actor continues in 2015

Atlanta. Patrick Dempsey will tackle a 2015 motorsport deteriorate during a circle of a Porsche 911 RSR in a Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, including a universe famous Le Mans 24-hour race. The American actor and competition driver, who thrills fans all over a universe in his purpose as “McDreamy” in a medical play “Grey’s Anatomy”, has been following his passion for racing given 2013 as a member of a Porsche motorsport family. With a stretched competition program, a successful fondness between Porsche and Patrick Dempsey will continue.

“I’m already looking brazen to 2015, and I’m unapproachable to be means to competition a whole WEC as good as Le Mans with a Porsche,” pronounced Patrick Dempsey during a launch of a module on Wednesday during a Los Angeles Motor Show. “Porsche’s knowledge in prolonged stretch racing is invaluable. Porsche was winning sports automobile races before we was even born. As a childhood fan of Porsche, we grew adult with their successes during Le Mans, Daytona, and a Targa Florio. There are moments when we simply can't trust that we am now a member of this good team.”

Patrick Dempsey will contest in a races of a Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC with a Porsche patron group Dempsey Proton Racing in a GTE-Am class. One of his teammates will be a gifted Porsche works motorist Patrick Long (USA), whom he also trains with divided from a competition tracks. Both group are residents of California. In further to a WEC races, guest appearances in Porsche’s code prize array such as a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as support to a Formula One races are also planned.

During his initial deteriorate with Porsche, Patrick Dempsey scored fourth place in a GTE-Am category during a Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 with a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. In addition, he changed adult dual lectern placings in a American Le Mans Series, holding home second from Laguna Seca and third from Austin. The highlights of a 2014 deteriorate enclosed fifth place during Le Mans in a Porsche 911 RSR as good as a lectern mark during a new Tudor United SportsCar Championship spin during a Virginia International Raceway, where he finished third pushing a Porsche 911 GT America.

“We demeanour brazen to an sparkling 2015 deteriorate with Patrick Dempsey and to a delay of a successful partnership,” pronounced Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing, during a Los Angeles Motor Show. “Before he gathering his initial competition with Porsche a universe knew him essentially as an actor. Over a final dual years we’ve come to know him as a ardent competition motorist who embodies a professionalism and charity that creates a Porsche motorsport family what it is. Now we are full of expectation for some-more successes together.”

“Customer competition enjoys a high priority during Porsche,” affirms Porsche Head of Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser. “For this reason we’re gratified to support Patrick Dempsey and a Dempsey Proton Racing group by providing one of a many successful and gifted works driver. Patrick Long and Patrick Dempsey have already contested several races together and they element any other perfectly.”

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