Dempsey Racing has confirmed it will compete in the American Le Mans Series with a Lola B12/80 LMP2 car.
The team, owned by the star of TV show Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey, is preparing for a "possible" debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May before competing in more races during the 2012 season. The Lola B12/80 LMP2 coupe will be powered by a Judd engine. Dempsey Racing, established in 2003, also hopes to debut as early as 2013 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"It is no secret that I really enjoyed my experience at Le Mans in 2009," said Dempsey. "Lola is a famous name throughout the world of racing. I kind of knew what they did at Indy and in sports cars from when I was a kid. I am relishing driving this brand-new LMP2 design."