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Patrick Dempsey to join Porsche Supercup in Hockenheim

Patrick Dempsey to join Porsche Supercup in Hockenheim image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Dempsey Racing | posted April 10, 2014 09:11

Dempsey has been driving for Porsche motorsport since 2013.

After racing under the Porsche banner since last year, Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame will compete as a guest driver at the Hockenheim round of the nine-round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which is the flagship series of Porsche’s 19 one-make race series and held as support to the Formula 1 race.  

Dempsey did the initial testing in early April and on July 21 he will be behind the wheel of the Porsche AG VIP vehicle, which is basically a 460 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup based on the street-legal 911 GT3.

Joining the Porsche motorsport family in 2013, Patrick Dempsey competes in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship with a Porsche 911 under his own team, Dempsey Racing.  His next challenge is to drive the new 911 RSR at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

“It’s a huge honor for me to race in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. This is where you take on the world’s best brand trophy drivers.  I normally tackle endurance events with my teammates. And that’s why I’m particularly excited to compete in an out-and-out sprint race. I’m hoping to pick up a trick or two from the experts here,” says Patrick Dempsey.

“Inviting prominent guest drivers is always a tremendous enhancement for our championship.  We’ve had many notable drivers in the cockpit over the years including ex-Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld, rally legend Sébastien Loeb, and endurance ace Emanuele Pirro. Now we’re looking forward to welcoming Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey,” says Jonas Krauss, Manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.