Lukey Luke retires from stunt using
Lukey Luke has formally introduced his retirement from stunt using, with the common fixture at Australian motorcycling occasions to make his closing stunt look on the Australian World Superbike Spherical at Phillip Island, November 18-20.
The Island has been an everyday occasion for Lukey, and it makes a triumphant later-than-usual return to the race calendar after an absence from Australia of two years.
It’ll even have a really particular that means for Lukey as his closing skilled stunt using look forward of his retirement on Sunday night.
After an expert stunt profession spanning practically 20 years, the daddy of two has elected to complete on his personal phrases. In latest occasions, his latest enterprise ventures have, by necessity, taken extra of his time and brought away from the important stunt rider coaching and apply that staying on the high of the game calls for.
“Lukey” Luke Follacchio
“I really feel significantly blessed to have the ability to finish my profession this manner. Whereas the outdated physique isn’t 100%, I’m nonetheless in a position to give my all the things at exhibits and this closing weekend goes to go massive! It’s been an incredible journey and there are such a lot of individuals to thank. If younger me might see what I’ve been in a position to do, the place I’ve been in a position to carry out, and the chums and followers I might make alongside the way- effectively, like me, he’d be fairly stoked!”
“My household have been there each step of the best way from my early days to now and with out them I might by no means have been in a position to make this unusual sport my profession. It’s not possible to adequately categorical my gratitude to all of my sponsors alongside the best way. I’ve at all times tried to provide greater than I’ve obtained and by no means taken their generosity and help as a right.
“Lastly, to my followers and followers- thanks! After I began there was no Fb, no Instagram and I wrap up my profession with some three quarters of 1,000,000 followers worldwide! Whereas I really like having this kind of social following, nothing bears seeing individuals at occasions and placing on the absolute best present for them. It’s nonetheless my biggest thrill. So whereas it’s a good time to look again, I’m decided to have an enormous weekend at The Island- one final time!”
For all the retirement discuss, this weekend is just not the top of Lukey’s involvement within the motorbike trade. Followers will nonetheless be capable of comply with Lukey and his antics in motorbike information and media as he takes up a model ambassador function with Peter Stevens Importers.
“Lukey” Luke Follacchio
“It’s good to have the ability to proceed to have involvement throughout the trade by way of PSI – an organization that has at all times felt like household to me, having labored with them for therefore a few years by way of my lengthy period with Triumph Bikes.”
Nigel Harvey, Head of Advertising and Ecommerce at PS Importers
“Having identified Lukey for the previous 15 years and sponsoring him for the previous six, it has been superb to see his stunt using, enterprise pursuits and household change over that point. Whereas his retirement marks the top of some of the celebrated motorbike stunt riders in Australia’s historical past, it’s additionally the beginning of a brand new chapter for Luke. At PS Importers we’re proudly a household enterprise, and Luke is a part of that household. His ardour, enthusiasm, and ability on two wheels is infectious and seeing him throw a leg over any bike, makes you wish to journey. It is for that reason that we proceed to accomplice with Luke, to share the stoke of using bikes with our clients, pals, and households. Grazie mio caro amico.”
Luke can even proceed to personal and run Benzina Storage, his famend Motorbike workshop in Preston, and a brand new enterprise, Benzina Stables, a excessive finish, fanatic focussed Automobile and Motorbike Storage facility.
Benzina Stables will formally launch within the coming months.
The Phillip Island spherical of the World Superbikes is at Phillip Island from 18-20 November 2022. For tickets and knowledge, see: https://www.worldsbk.com.au