Gary Mehigan’s thanking his lucky stars after a high-speed motorcycle crash at Phillip Island.

The former Masterchef host was lucky to escape serious injury after his 1000cc BMW went off the track and on to the grass.

The 52-year-old chef credits his protective gear for saving him

“Thank goodness for my gear including back protector which did its job,’’ he said on Instagram.

“An expensive day … but very lucky.

“Now the question is … when do I get back on the horse.’’