"Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans" episode 3 airs tonight

"Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans" episode 3 airs tonight


"Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans" episode 3 airs tonight



Episode 3 of “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans,” the actor/racer’s four-part documentary, airs tonight at 10 p.m Eastern on the Velocity network.

In tonight’s episode, “Rebirth,” the “Grey’s Anatomy” star, racecar driver and race team owner relates how an 11th hour deal with Porsche keeps his race team alive, but organizational restructuring brings in a wave of new players. Here’s a sample video from the first episode of the series:

“I hope it satisfies the racers and I hope it turns on the people to road racing that wouldn’t have discovered it,” Dempsey explained to RACER‘s Marshall Pruett in relating his goals in making the documentary. “The sport is amazing to follow as a fan, but it would be hard to bring someone into this sport without opening it all up and letting them see what really happens. This documentary would be a great way to introduce them to that world, and we decided from the beginning to stay away from adding any gloss to a sport that doesn’t need any kind of artifice.”

The September issue of RACER magazine, on sale now, focuses on racing in the movies, past and present, including a behind-scenes looks at the making of “Rush,” “Grand Prix,” “Le Mans” and more. To subscribe now, click here, or to learn where to buy RACER in your area, click here. You can also purchase single copies directly at RacerMerch.com.