January 6 2010.

Wright family statement:

The family of motorcycle industry stalwart, Alec Wright, has confirmed that the 77-year-old sadly and unexpectedly passed away following a heart attack at his home in Lincolnshire yesterday evening, (January 4th). 

Alec - who was renowned for bringing an unprecedented level of professionalism to motorcycle sport in the UK - leaves behind wife, Violet, two sons - Ian and multiple championship-winning race team manager Colin - and one grandson, Jason.

The former factory racing manager devoted his life to working with Kawasaki Motors UK and was best renowned for his role in pioneering the Team Green Kawasaki project.

Son Colin said: "It was a terrible shock to us all, but then Alec was always the master of the unexpected. Now that the news is starting to sink in, I've been telling people that Alec has finally reached life's chequered flag - but he was lucky to have enjoyed more success than many people. He inspired a passion for motorcycling and motorsport in many people, including me, and will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him."

The funeral service will be held at St Germain's Church, Scothern, Lincolnshire on Tuesday 19 January at 12.45pm. The family kindly requests donations to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Trust either via or the funeral director, Lincolnshire Co-operative Funeral Services, 12 Portland Street, Lincoln, LN5 7JX.