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.

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