Actor Patrick Dempsey, of the hit TV series Grey's Anatomy and Italian soccer star Alessandro Del Piero announced the formation of a new motorsports team - Dempsey/Del Piero Racing.
The newly formed team submitted an entry to the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) to compete in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans and will also field a minimum two-car effort in the 2013 American Le Mans Series.
Del Piero is a current star player for Sydney FC, but the soccer legend's career includes being the former franchise player and captain for Juventus Football Club S.p.A., and 2006 World Cup Champion.
"I have had a passion for motorsport since I was a young boy growing up in Italy" Del Piero said. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to team with Patrick. We expect to compete at a very high level and our central focus will be on winning championships."
The new team, based in the United States, listed Dempsey, Joe Foster and Michael Avenatti as drivers on its 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans entry. Avenatti and...