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Seiji Ara
Seiji Ara 2008 Super GT.jpg
In 2008, as a Super GT driver
Nationality Japan Japan
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 20012005, 2009
Teams Viper Team Oreca, Audi Sport Japan Team Goh, Jim Gainer International, NAVI Team Goh
Best finish 1st (2004)
Class wins 1

Seiji Ara (荒 聖治; Ara Seiji) (born May 5, 1974 in Chiba, Japan) is a race car driver.

He was the winner of the 24 hour Le Mans race in 2004, driving an Audi R8. In the same year he also raced in the Le Mans Endurance Series and Japanese GT Championship.

In earlier years he had competed in Formula Nippon (2001-2002), Japanese Formula 3 (1997-2000) and the Barber Dodge Pro Series (1995).

He will make his World Touring Car Championship debut with Wiechers-Sport at the 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Japan.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Kristensen
Rinaldo Capello
Guy Smith
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2004 with:
Tom Kristensen
Rinaldo Capello
Succeeded by
J.J. Lehto
Marco Werner
Tom Kristensen


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