Lukey Luke Retires – Highway Rider Journal

Skilled stunt rider “Lukey” Luke Follacchio can be showing on the Phillip Island on the remaining spherical of the 2022 Motul World SBK Championship from Friday the 18th by Sunday the twentieth November, 2022.

This 12 months’s WSBK weekend could have a particular that means for the Melbourne-based rider as through the years as World Superbike at The Island has been an everyday occasion for Lukey and followers alike and it makes a triumphant later-than-usual return to the race calendar after an absence from Australia of two years.

It can even have a really particular that means for Lukey and his many supporters as it can additionally mark Luke’s remaining skilled stunt driving 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 instances, his latest enterprise ventures have, by necessity, taken extra of his time and brought away from the very important stunt rider coaching and apply that staying on the prime of the game calls for.

“Lukey” Luke Follacchio: “I really feel notably 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 Whereas the outdated physique isn’t 100%, I’m nonetheless in a position to give my all the pieces at reveals and this remaining weekend goes to go huge!

“It’s been a tremendous journey and there are such a lot of folks 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 buddies and followers I might make alongside the way- properly, like me, he’d be fairly stoked!”

“My household have been there each step of the way in which 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 way in which. I’ve all the time tried to provide greater than I’ve obtained and by no means taken their generosity and help without any consideration.

“Lastly, to my followers and followers- thanks! Once 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 like having this kind of social following, nothing bears seeing folks at occasions and placing on the very best present for them. It’s nonetheless my best thrill.

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“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 the entire retirement speak, this weekend is just not the tip of Lukey’s involvement within the bike business. Followers will nonetheless be capable of observe Lukey and his antics in bike information and media as he takes up a model ambassador position with Peter Stevens Importers (PSI)

Lukey: “It’s good to have the ability to proceed to have involvement throughout the business through PSI- an organization that has all the time felt like household to me, having labored with them for thus a few years through my lengthy period with Triumph Bikes.”