Former Manchester United star goes the distance at Le Mans debut

Barthez Car

World Cup-winner Fabien Barthez completed his first Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday afternoon.

The Frenchman was making his debut at the iconic sportscar race, teaming up with fellow countrymen Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons in a Ferrari 458 Italia. The trio eventually came home ninth in the LMGTE Am class and 29th overall.

However Barthez was beaten by a fellow celebrity racer. Patrick Dempsey - who is best known for playing Dr. Derek Shepherd in medical drama Grey's Anatomy - came home fifth in the LMGTE Am class. The American was sharing a Porsche 911 with his fellow countrymen Joe Foster and Patrick Long.

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