24 Hours of Le Mans – Dempsey-Proton Racing (LMGTE AM)
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24 Hours of Le Mans – Dempsey-Proton Racing (LMGTE AM)

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans sees a record number of entrants on the grid. We take a look at the 43 teams behind the 62 cars in the field. Here we give you the lowdown on LMGTE AM team Dempsey-Proton Racing.

Equipe : Dempsey-Proton Racing

Class: LMGTE AM

Cars and drivers:

#77 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Matt Campbell (second participation, 2018 LMGTE Am class winner, 2016 Australian Carrera Cup champion, third in the 2017 Porsche Supercup, winner of the 2019 12 Hours of Bathurst)
  • Christian Ried (10th participation, 2018 LMGTE Am class winner)
  • Julien Andlauer (second participation, 2018 LMGTE Am class winner, 2017 Carrera Cup France 2017 winner)

#88 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Satoshi Hoshino (rookie)
  • Giorgio Roda (second participation, 2014 International GT Open GTS champion)
  • Matteo Cairoli (third participation, 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia champion)

#99 Porsche 911 RSR

  • Tracy Krohn (14th participation)
  • Niclas Jönsson (14th participation, 2005 Grand-Am DP winner at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen)
  • Patrick Long (16th participation, 2009 and 2010 ALMS GT2 champion, GT winner at the 2009 24 Hours of Daytona, GTLM winner at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring, 2017 GT World Challenge champion)
  • La Porsche #88 sera conduite, entre autres, par un débutant japonais : Satoshi Hoshino.
  • Le doyen de la course sera au volant de la Porsche 911 RSR #99 de l'équipe Dempsey - Proton Racing
  • La Porsche #88 sera conduite, entre autres, par un débutant japonais : Satoshi Hoshino.
  • Le doyen de la course sera au volant de la Porsche 911 RSR #99 de l'équipe Dempsey - Proton Racing
  • La Porsche #88 sera conduite, entre autres, par un débutant japonais : Satoshi Hoshino.
  • Le doyen de la course sera au volant de la Porsche 911 RSR #99 de l'équipe Dempsey - Proton Racing
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La Porsche #88 sera conduite, entre autres, par un débutant japonais : Satoshi Hoshino.

Team achievements

American actor Patrick Dempsey first joined forces with German team Proton Competition in 2015. They soon proved to be a powerful combination, finishing second in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year. In 2018, Campbell, Ried and Andlauer gave the team its first LMGTE Am class win.

Team goals for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

The team are back for the 87th running of the race and the #77 Porsche 911 RSR is the favourite to retain the title. The sister cars #88 and #99 will be first and foremost aiming to finish the race and score a satisfying result. Worth noting – the presence of the oldest driver at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, 64-year-old Tracy Krohn, at the wheel of the #99 car.

PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES, SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2019, TEST DAY. The Dempsey-Proton Racing #77 Porsche 911 RSR, LMGTE Am class winner at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.