Dempsey To Drive In Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
ATLANTA — Porsche race driver and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey will contest the Hockenheim round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Series as a guest driver on July 21.
Dempsey will pilot the Porsche AG VIP vehicle, a 460 horsepower Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is based on the street-legal 911 GT3. Dempsey has already carried out initial tests on the Hockenheimring this week.
Dempsey joined the Porsche motorsport family in 2013 and he competes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a Porsche 911 campaigned by his own team, Dempsey Racing. He also plans to return with a Porsche to contest the Le Mans 24 Hours — this time at the wheel of the new 911 RSR.
“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,” said Patrick Dempsey. “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.”
“Inviting prominent guest drivers is always a tremendous enhancement for our championship,” said Jonas Krauss, manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. “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 and we’re looking forward to welcoming Patrick Dempsey.”