Patrick Dempsey: Off The Marquee. Onto the Starting Line.

This piece was written by Taylor Wiseman, one of the participants in the 2015 Risi Competizione sponsored Young Journalist Program at COTA. 
Father, actor, racecar driver…Patrick Dempsey is a busy man!
Earlier this year Dempsey was killed off of the ever-popular TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. Fans were not particularly happy about the death of McDreamy.
Though fans were not happy Dempsey seems to be. He now has more time to focus on his racing career. His team, Dempsey-Proton Racing, has done well in the 2015 season taking second place on the podium at the 24 hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Am class.
Dempsey is not only focused on his race career. He is also looking forward to spending more time with his kids. Being apart of Grey’s Anatomy, a show with 24 episodes a season, took up a lot of Dempsey’s time.
Now that Dempsey is not on such a strict time schedule he has more free time. Many have quoted Dempsey saying that racing has become much more than just a hobby. He wants to work on racing just as much as he worked on acting.
Dempsey created Dempsey Racing in 2009. His team took third place in the American Le Mans Series (LMP2 class). Dempsey has recently partnered with Proton Racing. They have competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA WEC.
Dempsey recently competed in the Lone Star Le Mans at COTA where his team finished fourth. The next race for Dempsey-Proton Racing is 6 Hours of Fuji in Japan.
If you liked seeing Dempsey on your TV screen you’ll probably enjoy seeing him on the track. Check out FIA WEC for more information on the type of racing and upcoming events that Dempsey is participating in.

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