Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey to ‘start’ the WEC season
World-famous Hollywood star – and current WEC team owner – Patrick Dempsey will wave the green flag to start the 2016 FIA WEC season, the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Dempsey competed in the WEC for the full 2015 season, winning the LMGTE Am class in the 6 Hours of Fuji, but has stepped back from the cockpit this season due to family and filming commitments.
His team, Dempsey-Proton Racing is competing in the LMGTE Pro category with a Porsche 911 RSR, and he will be supporting GT World Champion Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen for the start of their title defence.
The American star – famous for his role in Grey’s Anatomy – will be coming to Silverstone to watch the start of the new WEC season with his wife and family.
He will be on the grid before the start, and then wave the green flag at noon on Sunday to signal the start of the 2016 season.
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