Who is Joan GarciaLuque?
Born in Barcelona 1952, in the heart of a family with a journalistic tradition. Founder with Jaime Alguersuari of the magazine Solo Moto in 1975. Editor-in-chief and one of the most prestigious pens in the trial world, together with the likes of Bernardelli, Rappini, d’Awans, Mauri, Howdle, etc. He trained as an Industrial Engineer but his heart was in motorcycle trials. He lived in his second place of residence with a group of firsttime enthusiasts who loved trials, including members of the Giro family the founders of Ossa. The next step was to start journalistic work in the world of motorcycles and in particular trials. He would continue attending competitions and the Trial World Championship, giving timely opinions on its development.
He continued to maintain maximum interest in motorcycles and followed the era of greater splendour of the Catalan motorcycle industry as his speciality. The merit of the success of the Indoor Solo Moto is largely his own, as well as other innovations implemented both in the journalistic aspect in the magazine Solo Moto and in the productive side in the publishing company, of which he was director of publications. He was also a trials rider with the objective of living from inside the experiences of the leading riders and to be able to write and to give a more thorough opinion on this area.
He would continue to lead Solo Moto until 1989, when he decided to take a new look at his professional career and dedicate his time to the industrial sector of graphic arts, giving a new direction to his innovative spirit in the productive aspect developed and previously applied as the publisher of Solo Motorcycle. PHOTOS: (top right) Joan Garcia-Luque in more recent times; (underneath) Observed by Manuel Soler is Joan Garcia-Luque in his trialing days.