Patrick has been a regular in the sports car racing seen for some time now. His "official" relationship with Porsche began in 2013 in the ALMS and continued in 2014 with a fifth place finish at Le Mans, a podium spot In the Tudor United SportsCar Championship at VIR and an appearance in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Now he's back for 2015!
“Customer sport enjoys a high priority at Porsche,” affirms Porsche Head of Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser. “For this reason we’re pleased to support Patrick Dempsey and the Dempsey Proton Racing team by providing one of our most successful and experienced works driver. Patrick Long and Patrick Dempsey have already contested several races together and they complement each other perfectly.”
Porsche announced yesterday that Patrick will compete in the full season of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC with the Porsche customer team Dempsey Proton Racing in the GTE-Am class. Even better, he'll be teamed up with his long time driving coach, Porsche works driver Patrick Long. In addition to the WEC, expect to see "McDreamy" make guest appearances in Porsche’s brand trophy series such as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
“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 Patrick Dempsey at the launch of the program 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.”
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