Career in motorsports
Masanori Sekiya is one of the most popular sports in Japan. This is due to the special fascination of the 24- hour race at Le Mans in Japanese Sportöfffentlichkeit has. Sekiya was the first Japanese racer of 1995 was able to win this long distance race, which helped him to this particular popularity.
Sekiya was a very versatile racers. His success in endurance racing overlap in many publications his prowess as a single-seater and touring car racer. 1988 behind Aguri Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Emanuele Pirro, and in 1989, behind Hitoshi Ogawa, Ross Cheever and Hoshino was the fourth overall respectively the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship. Twice - in 1994 and 1998 - he was Japanese Touring Car Champion.
Including the victory in the 24- hour race at Le Mans 1995, he was successful in 14 sports car race, and stood on the podium 48 times of the first three.