23 Jan 2013

Del Piero launches new motor racing team

11:53 am on 23 January 2013

The Italian World Cup-winning striker Alessandro Del Piero has joined forces with American actor Patrick Dempsey to launch a new motor racing team which the duo hope to enter in the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.

Del Piero who scored four goals in Sydney FC's 7-1 thrashing of the Wellington Phoenix at the weekend has formed Dempsey/Del Piero Racing with the Grey's Anatomy star.

The team will compete in the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race in June and field two cars in America's Le Mans Series, which begins in March.

While Dempsey will drive in the June race, Del Piero isn't expected to.