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Seiji Ara
Seiji Ara.jpg
Born 5th May 1974
Chiba, Japan
Nationality Japan.png JPN
Japanese GT Championship/Super GT Career
Races 98 (97 starts)
Pole positions 3
Wins 4
Titles 0
Podiums 7
Fastest laps 1
Career Points 331
First race 2000 Motegi GT 250 km
Last race 2013 Motegi GT 250 km
First win 2004 SUGO GT 300 km
Last win 2009 Okayama GT 300 km
Seasons 2000 - present
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Seiji Ara (荒聖治 Ara Seiji, born 5th May 1974 in Chiba, Japan) is a Japanese Super GT driver who competed in the series from 2000 until present.

In 2000, he débuted in the series, driving for Team TOM'S. From 2001 until 2003, he drove for Team Tsuchiya, partnering with Manabu Orido and Jeremie Dufour. Without a drive for 2010, he competed in FIA GT1 for the Swiss Racing Team. On his comeback to the series after his season in FIA GT1, he drove for Team Bandoh with Kataoka from 2011 and Couto from 2012 until 2013.

Without a drive for Team Bandoh, Ara will join Team Studie, partnering with Jörg Müller.

JGTC/SGT Career Record[]

  • 2000: #37 CASTROL TOM'S SUPRA
  • 2001: #25 FK/Massimo ADVAN SUPRA (RD.1-3,5-7)
  • 2002: #25 FK/Massimo ADVAN SUPRA
  • 2003: #25 ADVAN SUPRA (RD.1,3-8)
  • 2004: #38 au CERUMO SUPRA
  • 2005: #34 BANDAI SUPRA
  • 2006: #24 WOODONE ADVAN KONDO 350Z Z33 (RD.5-9)
  • 2007: #24 WOODONE ADVAN CLARION 350Z Z33
  • 2008: #24 WOODONE ADVAN CLARION GT-R R35
  • 2009: #24 HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R R35
  • 2010: did not compete
  • 2011: #19 WEDSSPORT ADVAN SC430
  • 2012: #19 WEDSSPORT ADVAN SC430
  • 2013: #19 WEDSSPORT ADVAN SC430 / Driver Ranking 14th in the Series
  • 2014: #7 BMW Motorsport Z4 GT3

Notes[]

V T E Team Studie
Founder
Notable Personnel
Japan Yasuaki Suzuki
Former Notable Personnel
2014 Drivers
Germany Jörg Müller • Japan Seiji Ara
Former Drivers
none
Champions
Season Reports
2014
Complete record
V · T · E Teams and Drivers
2006 Teams and Drivers
Teams Toyota Team TOM'S • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Tachikawa / Takagi • 3 Yokomizo / Oliveira • 6 Iida / Kataoka • 8 Ito / Firman • 12 Tréluyer / Hoshino • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Yamamoto • 23 Motoyama / Matsuda • 24 Yanagida / Comas • 25 Tsuchiya / Orido • 32 Duval / Mutoh • 35 Hattori / Dumbreck • 36 Wakisaka / Lotterer • 66 Couto / Hiranaka • 100 Philippe / Hosokawa
Other Drivers
2007 Teams and Drivers
Teams Toyota Team TOM'S • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Wakisaka / Lotterer • 3 Philippe / Yanagida • 6 Kataoka / Wirdheim • 8 Ito / Firman • 12 Tréluyer / Hoshino • 17 Kaneishi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Matsuda • 23 Motoyama / Lyons • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 25 Tsuchiya / Orido • 32 Duval / Carbone • 35 Hattori / Dumbreck • 38 Tachikawa / Takagi • 39 Couto / Hiranaka • 100 Schwager / Hosokawa
Other Drivers
2008 Teams and Drivers
Teams Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Team Impul • Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team TOM'S • ToyotaTeam CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Firman / Izawa • 3 Quintarelli / Yokomizo • 6 Ito / Wirdheim • 12 Matsuda / Philippe • 17 Kaneishi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Yanagida • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 25 Tsuchiya / Ishiura • 32 Duval / Hiranaka • 35 Dumbreck / Kataoka • 36 Wakisaka / Lotterer • 38 Tachikawa / Lyons • 39 Couto / Takagi • 100 Hosokawa / Ide
Other Drivers Iida • Schwager • Tsukakoshi • Streit • Carbone • Saga • Wakisaka • Matsuura • van Dam
2009 Teams and Drivers
Teams NISMO • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Hitotsuyama Racing • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Motoyama / Tréluyer • 3 Quintarelli / Yasuda • 6 Ito / Wirdheim • 8 Firman / Izawa • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 21 Tsuzuki / Tsuchiya • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 32 Duval / Nakayama • 35 Oshima / Ishiura • 38 Tachikawa / Lyons • 39 Couto / Hirate • 100 Hosokawa / Ide
Other Drivers Matsuura • Krumm • Kaneishi
2011 Teams and Drivers
Teams Weider Honda Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • MOLA Racing • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Kogure / Duval • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Mutoh / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 19 Kataoka / Ara • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Wakisaka / Couto • 36 Lotterer / Nakajima • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Ishiura / Iguchi • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Yanagida / Quintarelli • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Firman / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Kogure / van Dam • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Motoyama / Krumm • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Kunimoto / Caldarelli • 36 Nakajima / Duval • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Motoyama / Sekiguchi • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Firman / Matsuura • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Makowiecki • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Yanagida / Quintarelli • 24 Yasuda / Krumm • 32 Michigami / Nakajima • 36 Nakajima / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Kogure
Other Drivers Iguchi • Ordóñez • Nakaya • Kato • Nakayama • van Dam
2014 Teams and Drivers
Teams Lexus Team ZENT CERUMO • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Tachikawa / Hirate • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Matsuura / Liuzzi • 12 Yasuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Vernay / Makowiecki / Izawa • 19 Wakisaka / Sekiguchi • 23 Matsuda / Quintarelli • 24 Sasaki / Krumm • 32 Nakajima / Baguette • 36 Nakajima / Hirakawa / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 39 Jarvis / Ishiura • 46 Yanagida / Motoyama • 100 Kogure / Mutoh
Drivers (GT300) Nakayama / Nojiri • 2 Takahashi / Katoh • 3 Hoshino / Ordóñez • 4 Taniguchi / Kataoka • 5 Tamanaka / Yamashita / Naoya Yamano|Yamano]] • 7 Müller / Ara • 9 Shirasaka / Sakamoto / Couto • 10 Ueda / Yamauchi • 11 Hiranaka / Wirdheim • 13 TBA / TBA • 21 Lyons / Fujii • 22 Wada / Tsuchiya / T. Tanaka / Jyonai • 30 Iwasaki / Kageyama • 31 Nitta / Saga • 33 Tsuzuki / Bergmeister / Mineo • 48 Takamori / M. Tanaka • 50 Kano / Yasuoka • 55 Takagi / Kobayashi • 60 Iida / Yoshimoto • 61 Sasaki / Iguchi • 65 Kurosawa / Mineo / Tsubasa Kurosawa • 67 Yokomizo / Mitsuyama • 86 Yamanishi / Hosokawa • 88 Orido / Aoki • 360 Tanaka / Yoshida
Other Drivers Tsubasa Kurosawa • Nanin Indra-Payoong • Ryuki Fujita • Yuya Sakamoto • Taiyo Iida • Ryo Hirakawa • Augusto Farfus Jr. • Christopher Haase • Tojiro Azuma • Yuichi Nakayama • Jörg Bergmeister • Shinya Sato • Kazuki Hiramine • Wolfgang Reip
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