Patrick Dempsey, also known as “McDreamy” the doctor from the television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” will keep his team with Porsche for the upcoming 2014-2015 racing series. Dempsey, along with Porsche driver Patrick Long and Patrick Foster, raced in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR during the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours, placing fourth. Later races placed them on the podiums and set their path for another season to come.
“We are looking forward to the new season and to many more successful years partnering Porsche,” said Dempsey in an Oct. 21 press release. “Every race season brings along a number of interesting challenges. The partnership with Porsche this year was the absolute highlight and the main reason for the success we enjoy.”
The confidence of the American racecar driver has been enthusiastically built. This doesn’t come as a surprise after seeing him take second place in the Petit Le Mans Oct. 19, which is the final race at the Road Atlanta race track for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in the GT Challenge (GTC) class. We look forward to seeing how Dempsey’s team will do during the upcoming season. With all of the innovations Porsche has had to offer, they’ll surely have an advantage.
See the full press release below.
Stuttgart . Patrick Dempsey and his Dempsey Racing team will continue to live their passion in 2014-15 with Porsche. The U.S. actor and race car driver, who thrills fans all over the world in his role as “McDreamy” in the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, will continue his team’s race program with Porsche during the next two years in an expanded and formalized promotional and brand cooperation relationship.
“We are looking forward to the new season and to many more successful years partnering Porsche,” said Dempsey, who matched his career-best result with a second-place GT Challenge (GTC) class finish with teammates Andy Lally and Joe Foster in Saturday’s Petit Le Mans – the season and series finale of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at the storied Road Atlanta race track. “Every race season brings along a number of interesting challenges. The partnership with Porsche this year was the absolute highlight and the main reason for the success we enjoy.”
In his first season with Porsche, Patrick Dempsey shared the cockpit of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours with Foster and Porsche works driver Patrick Long to yield a strong fourth place in the GTE-Am class. In ALMS GTC in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Dempsey and Lally also earned podium finishes of second at Laguna Seca and third at Circuit of The Americas, in addition to Saturday’s runner-up result at Petit.
“It was an honor for me and my team to contest Petit Le Mans for the first time with Porsche and to represent this great brand on the victory podium,” Dempsey said. “This is an ideal follow-up to our successful joint appearance at Le Mans last June. To match our season and career-best race result with Porsche was a great conclusion to the season.”
“We look forward to a second exciting season with Patrick Dempsey and Dempsey Racing and to continuing our successful partnership,” says Jens Walther, President of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA). “Patrick is a passionate race driver who embodies the professionalism and amiability that makes the Porsche motorsport family what it is.”