Patrick Dempsey, gentleman racer par excellence and apparently some sort of actor, will return to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans this summer in the GTE-Am class at the wheel of a Porsche 911.

Dempsey Racing’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was just accepted by the Selection Committee for Grand Tourer Endurance competition.

Dempsey’s team will once again partner with top German Porsche racing team Proton Competition; last year, they won a respectable fourth place finish in their class.

Meanwhile, the star will also be behind the wheel of a Porsche at the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season in North America leading up to Le Mans, leaving little time for that acting stuff.

We can only assume his agent is furious…