Only a few were sold to private teams! In fact the chassis was not raced in 1983, Claude Fior who made (another) revolutionary bike/frame for the 1982-83 500cc European Championship bought new this "competition client" racer only to use its 4 cylinder 500cc engine since he needed a motor.
French Endurance World Champion racer Jean Laffond went onto winning the 500cc European Championship race at Le Castellet / Paul Ricard with this Fior/Suzuki this year.
At the end of the season they sold the bike (new chassis with the winning engine) to Franck Freon who had won several races in the 1983 French 500cc Promosport Championship and the Yamaha 350 RDLC Cup.
Freon only raced a few times in 1984/85 with his RG 500 Gamma finishing 3rd at the Carole track in the 500cc French Open and 2nd at the same track in the 500cc French Championship sharing the podium with Christian Sarron and Thierry Espie.
Freon was on his way to move from 2 wheels to 4 wheels by wininning the Magny-Cours ELF Winfield Racing School at the end of 1985.
He raced cars on 3 continents the next 18 years winning races in Formula Renault in France, Firestone Indy Lights Series in the US also winning the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, twice the GTS class at Petit Le Mans in Road Atlanta and competing 10 years in a row at the 24 Hours of Le Mans climbing 5 times on the podium among others.
The bike is located in Paris, France at Franck Freon's father's motorcycle store where it has been displayed in the showroom since being retired in 1985. It was started regularly in the 90s' and 2000's but never rode or raced again. It's complete, the engine is free and it was 100% running when it was used last. Of course it's in need of a restoration since it's now a 35 year old racing bike. We took many photos so you can see for yourself. Matching engine/chassis numbers. Simple history since brand new.