Taro Sekiguchi

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Taro Sekiguchi
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1975-12-05) December 5, 1975 (age 39)
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Current team Team MISTERA with HARC-PRO
Bike number 73
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2007
First race 1999 250cc Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 2007 250cc Valencia Grand Prix
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
62 0 0 0 0 62

Taro Sekiguchi (born December 5, 1975, in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan) is a former Japanese Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was the 2003 European champion in the 250 class. Sekiguchi is a former competitor in the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP250 Championship, where he was champion in 2001.

Sekiguchi began his career competing in the 1999 250cc Japanese Grand Prix. In 2006, he raced in the 250 Grand Prix class with the number 44, for team Campetella Aprilia, alongside Chaz Davies.

He suffered a serious accident in the 2007 Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, where he struck Marco Simoncelli's Gilera bike at full speed. He was airlifted to a hospital in Brno, where doctors confirmed he had a broken pelvis and two fractured ribs. After losing his Grand Prix ride, Sekiguchi returned to Japan, returning to the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP250 Championship. He moved into the MFJ All Japan Road Race ST600 Championship in 2009, before moving into the MFJ All Japan Road Race J-GP2 Championship, finishing as runner-up in 2011, 8th in 2012, 12th in 2013 and 6th in 2014. He continues in the J-GP2 series for 2015.

Complete Grand Prix motorcycle racing results [1][edit]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pts Rank Wins
1999 250cc Yamaha YZR250 MAL
-
JPN
NC
ESP
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
GBR
-
GER
-
CZE
-
IMO
-
VAL
-
AUS
-
RSA
-
BRA
-
ARG
-
0 - 0
2000 250cc Yamaha YZR250 RSA
-
MAL
-
JPN
14
ESP
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
GBR
-
GER
-
CZE
-
POR
-
VAL
-
BRA
-
PAC
-
AUS
-
2 35th 0
2001 250cc Yamaha YZR250 JPN
10
RSA
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
13
NED
-
GBR
-
GER
-
CZE
16
POR
NC
VAL
17
PAC
9
AUS
12
MAL
-
BRA
-
20 22nd 0
2002 250cc Yamaha TZ250 JPN
NC
RSA
NC
ESP
15
FRA
12
ITA
NC
CAT
16
NED
17
GBR
14
GER
16
CZE
-
POR
-
BRA
-
PAC
-
MAL
-
AUS
-
VAL
-
7 29th 0
2004 250cc NC World Trade Yamaha TZ250 RSA
22
ESP
15
FRA
21
ITA
21
CAT
18
NED
19
BRA
20
GER
17
GBR
19
CZE
NC
POR
17
JPN
18
QAT
13
MAL
NC
AUS
NC
VAL
NC
4 31st 0
2005 250cc Campetella-Aprilia RS250 ESP
-
POR
-
CHN
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
USA
-
GBR
NC
GER
18
CZE
NC
JPN
22
MAL
10
QAT
10
AUS
NC
TUR
NC
VAL
15
13 21st 0
2006 250cc Campetella-Aprilia RS250 ESP
-
QAT
-
TUR
-
CHN
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
GBR
-
GER
-
USA
-
CZE
17
MAL
13
AUS
19
JPN
18
POR
18
VAL
16
3 31st 0
2007 250cc Campetella-Aprilia RS250 QAT
NC
ESP
17
TUR
NC
CHN
14
FRA
14
ITA
15
CAT
15
GBR
13
NED
12
GER
16
USA
-
CZE
-
RSM
-
POR
-
JPN
-
AUS
18
MAL
18
VAL
19
13 23rd 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Spain Alvaro Molina
250 cc motorcycle European Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Spain Alvaro Molina