| April 3, 1983|
| Kenny Roberts|
| Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans|
Permanent racing facility
4.240 km (2.635 mi)
1983 French motorcycle Grand Prix Wikipedia
The 1983 French motorcycle Grand Prix was held at the Bugatti Circuit on April 3, 1983. It was the second round of the 1983 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.
This race was remembered for two fatal accidents that occurred over the weekend in the 500cc class. The first occurred during Friday practice when Italian rider Loris Reggiani collided with Japanese rider Iwao Ishikawa. Ishikawa died shortly after from severe injuries. In the race itself, defending winner Michel Frutschi crashed heavily and was taken to hospital, but later died.