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Here is the press release of a new project with Alessandro Del Piero at the center of it. 

Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Del Piero Announce Formation of New Motorsports Team and Plans to Compete in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans and American Le Mans Series.Patrick Dempsey and Dempsey Racing join forces with international soccer star Alessandro Del Piero to form Dempsey/Del Piero Racing; ALMS efforts and a return to Le Mans in 2013 plans.

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 21, 2013) – American actor Patrick Dempsey, of the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy, Dempsey Racing, and Italian soccer star Alessandro Del Piero announced today the formation of a new motorsports team - Dempsey/Del Piero Racing.  This past Wednesday, 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.

As a current star player for Sydney FC, former franchise player and captain for Juventus Football Club S.p.A., and 2006 World Cup Champion, Del Piero is widely recognized as one of the most popular international personalities of the sport and brings a captain’s championship winning passion to Dempsey/Del Piero Racing.  His dedication to winning and proven capability to motivate a team will prove central to the team’s success. 

“We are excited to join forces with Alessandro and compete at the highest levels of racing,” said Dempsey.  “Alessandro’s passion for winning and leadership skills will be invaluable and he will play an important role in the development and direction of the team,” Dempsey added.

“I have had a passion for motorsport since I was a young boy growing up in Italy” said Del Piero.  “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 world championships,” he added.

The new team, based in the United States, submitted an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Wednesday with drivers Dempsey, Joe Foster and Michael Avenatti.  Avenatti and Foster are also principals with the new team.  Filippo Marchino will serve as a consultant to the team.

“We are thrilled to have submitted an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and anxiously await news from the ACO Selection Committee,” said Foster.  “We would be honored to have the privilege to race at Le Mans.  2013 promises to be a very promising year for the team and our partners,” added Foster. 

The team expects to announce further details concerning its plans for Le Mans and ALMS, as well as unveil the car livery, sponsorship, and driving line-up, in the coming weeks.