Hollywood actor and accomplished racing driver Patrick Dempsey will be driving a Porsche at Spa this weekend.
Dempsey will be competing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, a support class within the Formula One championship, swapping his 911 RSR for the tried and tested 911 GT3 Cup racer. The F1 circus has landed at the legendary Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, with the American contesting a brace of 11 lap sprint races (rounds 6 & 7) as a wildcard entry.
A second guest driver joing Depmsey this weekend, is the nine-time World Rally Champion and GT regular Sébastien Loeb. Loeb last took to the wheel of a Porsche Supercup car back at the Monaco and Barcelona rounds of the 2013 championship.
Consequently, the pair perpetuates a VIP-driver tradition that has included many prominent guest drivers such as rally pilot Sébastien Ogier and ex-Formula 1 drivers Mika Häkkinen and Nick Heidfeld. “The concept of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is made up of complementary factors. Leading international drivers in top teams, attractive race venues as well as guest drivers and motorsport on a level playing ground form the basis for exciting racing in the Champions League of Porsche’s one-make cup series,” explains Oliver Schwab, Manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.