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Juventus icon Del Piero moves into motor-racing with Patrick Dempsey

Alessandro Del Piero has entered a partnership with actor Patrick Dempsey to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Dempsey/Del Piero Racing will contest the race in France in June this year along with the Le Mans series in America which kicks off in March.

Grey's Anatomy star Dempsey will drive at stages throughout the series whilst Sydney FC star Del Piero will only be involved only from a shareholding point of view.

"I have had a passion for motorsport since I was a young boy growing up in Italy," Del Piero said in a statement on his official website.

"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."

Dempsey added: ''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."

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