Patrick Dempsey to race a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Le Mans [video]

Patrick Dempsey to race a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Le Mans [video]

Porsche is welcoming Patrick Dempsey and his Dempsey Del Piero Racing team to the Porsche Motorsport family by releasing a new promotional video which trashes drifting and truck racing.

Stating that racing is a "principle" and not just entertainment, Porsche says its "great to see so many people share our vision."

While the clip might draw ire from a few critics, it highlights the fact that Porsche factory driver Patrick Long will join Dempsey and Joe Foster when they compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Long will replace Michael Avenatti who gave up his seat due to "several non-racing business commitments" that have emerged in the past couple of weeks.

In a statement Dempsey said, "Just returning to Le Mans is fantastic in itself but having a driver the caliber of Patrick Long join our team is practically a dream come true."

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Tags 911 gt3 rsr, dempsey del piero racing, patrick dempsey, patrick long, porsche 911 gt3 rsr, porsche le mans