Michel Frutschi (6 January 1953 – 3 April 1983) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Switzerland. His best year was 1979, when he finished in fifth place in the 350cc world championship.[1] In the 1982 500cc, he won the French Grand Prix. Frutschi was killed while competing in the 1983 500cc French Grand Prix at Le Mans.[2]

Michel Frutschi
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born(1953-01-06)6 January 1953
Died3 April 1983(1983-04-03) (aged 30)
Le Mans
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1977, 1979 - 1983
First race1977 350cc British Grand Prix
Last race1983 500cc French Grand Prix
First win1982 500cc French Grand Prix
Last win1982 500cc French Grand Prix
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
17 1 3 0 1 76


  1. ^ "Michel Frutschi career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Michel Frutschi career profile". motorsportmemorial.org. Retrieved 5 December 2012.