Taro Sekiguchi

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Taro Sekiguchi
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Sekiguchi in 2016
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1975-12-05) December 5, 1975 (age 41)
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Current team MISTRESA with HARC-PRO
Bike number 44
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2016
Manufacturers TSR
2016 championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0
250cc World Championship
Active years 19992002, 20042007
Manufacturers Yamaha, Aprilia
2007 championship position 23th (13 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
62 0 0 0 0 62

Taro Sekiguchi (関口 太郎 Sekiguchi Tarō?, born December 5, 1975 in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese motorcycle road racer. He was the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP250 champion in 2001 and the European 250cc champion in 2003.[1]

Career[edit]

Sekiguchi began his Grand Prix career competing in the 1999 250cc Japanese Grand Prix. He suffered a serious accident during the 2007 Czech Republic Grand Prix warm-up at Brno, where he struck Marco Simoncelli's crashed 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.[2] After losing his Grand Prix ride, Sekiguchi returned to Japan, to the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP250 Championship. He moved into the MFJ All Japan Road Race ST600 Championship in 2009, before switching to the MFJ All Japan Road Race J-GP2 Championship, where he finished as runner-up in 2011, 8th in 2012, 12th in 2013, 6th in 2014 and 3rd in 2015.[1] In 2016 Sekiguchi appeared again in a Grand Prix as a wild card in the Moto2 class in his home race.

Career statistic[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racings[3][edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
1999 250cc Yamaha MAL JPN
Ret
ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE IMO VAL AUS RSA BRA ARG NC 0
2000 250cc Yamaha RSA MAL JPN
14
ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL BRA PAC AUS 35th 2
2001 250cc Yamaha JPN
10
RSA ESP FRA ITA CAT
13
NED GBR GER CZE
16
POR
Ret
VAL
17
PAC
9
AUS
12
MAL BRA 22nd 20
2002 250cc Yamaha JPN
Ret
RSA
Ret
ESP
15
FRA
12
ITA
Ret
CAT
16
NED
17
GBR
14
GER
16
CZE POR BRA PAC MAL AUS VAL 29th 7
2004 250cc Yamaha RSA
22
ESP
15
FRA
21
ITA
21
CAT
18
NED
19
BRA
20
GER
17
GBR
19
CZE
Ret
POR
17
JPN
18
QAT
13
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
VAL
Ret
31st 4
2005 250cc Aprilia ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR
Ret
GER
18
CZE
Ret
JPN
22
MAL
10
QAT
10
AUS
Ret
TUR
Ret
VAL
15
21st 13
2006 250cc Aprilia ESP
DNS
QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE
17
MAL
13
AUS
19
JPN
18
POR
18
VAL
16
31st 3
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT
Ret
ESP
17
TUR
Ret
CHN
14
FRA
14
ITA
15
CAT
15
GBR
13
NED
12
GER
16
CZE
DNS
RSM POR JPN AUS
18
MAL
18
VAL
19
23rd 13
2016 Moto2 TSR QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN
22
AUS MAL VAL NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ライダープロフィール #44 関口 太郎". superbike.jp (in Japanese). MFJ. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Brno MotoGP: Taro Sekiguchi breaks pelvis in 250 horror crash". motorcyclenews.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 19 August 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Taro Sekiguchi career statistics at MotoGP.com

External links[edit]

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