Masanori Sekiya
Masanori Sekiya is misschien niet zo bekend bij het grote publiek, maar het in eigen land bezit de man de heldenstatus
. Hij is de eerste Japanner die de 24-uur van Le Mans heeft gewonnen, dat was in 1995 met de McLaren. Enkele jaren daarvoor was hij al een keer tweede met een Toyota, het merk waar hij lang voor reed.

Masanori Sekiya is not well known by many people, but in his home land Japan he is a true hero. Sekiya is the first Japanese driver to win the 24 hour race at Le Mans in 1995 in the McLaren. A few years before he was close to winning and finished 2nd in a Toyota, the brand he drove for many years.

November 27 november 1949
Year #

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1997  39
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ray Bellm (GB) / Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB) /
Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 326 laps

Minichamps 
MC 530 174339
1997  39
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ray Bellm (GB) / Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB) /
Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 326 laps
 
including movie

Minichamps 
MC 530 174339
1995  59  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Yannick Dalmas (F) / J.J. Lehto (FIN) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Ueno Clinic / Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing (J)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 1st / 299 laps
   
including movie

Minichamps 
MC 530 154359
1995  1  race: BPR Series - 1000km Suzuka
drivers: Maurizio Sandro Sala (BR) / Ray Belmm (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Gulf Racing / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 1st / 171 laps
   
including movie

Ixo GTM 054
1995  36
race: Japanese GT Championship - Sendai
drivers: Masanori Sekiya (J) / Michael Krumm (D)
team: Castrol Tom's Toyota (J)
car: Toyota Supra
result: 1st / 62 laps
  
including movie

Ebbro 43976
1995
   
race: Test
drivers:
Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing (J)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: -


Autobarn Kit
1992  33
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Pierre-Henri Raphanel (F) / Kenny Acheson (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team:
Toyota Motorsports (J)
car:
Toyota TS 010
result: 2nd / 346 laps

Ixo LMC 031
1988  36
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Geoff Lees (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J) / Kaoru Hoshino (J)
team: Toyota Motorsports (J)
car: Toyota 88C
result: 12th / 361 laps

Ebbro 43685
1988  36
race: test Le Mans
drivers: Geoff Lees (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J) / Kaoru Hoshino (J)
team: Toyota Motorsports (J)
car: Toyota 88C
result: -

Ebbro 43789
1986  36
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Geoff Lees (GB) / Satoru Nakajima (J) / Masanori Sekiya (
J)
team: 
Tom's (J)
car: Tom's 86C - Toyota (Dome)
result: dnf / 105 laps

Spark S 2352
1985  36
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Satoru Nakajima (J) / Masanori Sekiya (J) / Kaoru Hoshino (J)
team: 
Tom's (J)
car: Tom's 85C - Toyota (Dome)
result: 12th / 330 laps

Spark S 2350
1983  19
race: Fuji Long Distance Series - 1000km Fuji
drivers:
Masahori Sekiya (J) / Keiji Matsumoto (J) / Kaoru Hoshino (J)
team: 
Tom's (J)
car: Tom's 83C - Toyota (Dome)
result: dnf / 98 laps

Ebbro 44478
1982  14
race: 6 uur / hours Fuji
drivers: Tom Walkinshaw (GB) / Takashi Yorino (J) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Mazdaspeed (J)
car: Mazda RX-7 254i
result: 6th / 234 laps

including movie

Bizarre BZ 375