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Patrick Dempsey will compete in 24 Hours of Le Mans

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Actor Patrick Dempsey will be returning to the fast lane again, this time for a competition called the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

According to the Associated Press, Dempsey said in a statement, "It is an honor, but also a somewhat humbling and certainly daunting task to now have to actually put all of the pieces in place to be able to race at Le Mans just four months from now. But we are up to the challenge."

Le Mans is a 24-hour car race that takes place in France. Contestants in Le Mans thrive on the endurance challenge. Dempsey’s team has participated in past years, in an event that is filled with drama. The Porsche racing team placed fourth last year. Dempsey called upon both his skills as an actor and a race car driver to record a special miniseries detailing the event. The four-part miniseries on the Discovery Channel was called Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Patrick Dempsey is known for his work in Freedom Writers and the television series, Private Practice. Since 2005, he has played Dr. Derek Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy.

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