Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans, Simulcast on Discovery Wed 10/9c
By: Eileen Marable
The list of legendary actors-turned-racers is as short as it is iconic: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and James Garner. This summer, Velocity follows Patrick Dempsey’s attempt to join this elite group when he tackles the world’s oldest – and most grueling – automotive endurance race, France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Patrick Dempsey may be well known for his role as Derek Shephard on the popular and long running drama Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick is also well known for his many accomplished film roles. He’s also a husband, father and even a mean juggler. He’s clearly a master of many talents, but many people may not know he is also a world class automobile racer.
For those who want an inside look at his life as a competitive racer, Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans will capture his life as a world class racer as he and his team, co-owned with Italian soccer superstar Alessandro Del Piero, prepare for the 90th running of the legendary Le Mans. From sponsor recruitment, to time trials, to juggling his family and Hollywood career, the four-part series on Velocity offers unlimited access to Dempsey and his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR team as they prepare to risk everything on Europe’s most historic track.
Immerse yourself in Patrick’s journey to Le Mans in Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans simulcast on Velocity and Discovery, Wednesday at 10/9c and follow the rest of the series on Velocity each Wednesday at 10/9c.