Mike Conway, FIA World Endurance Championship World Champion, recently took delivery of a specially commissioned Factor OSTRO VAM to celebrate his championship success.
Factor Bikes UK worked with Mike Conway and MB Partners to design this special edition bike inspired by the title-winning No. 7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid that took Mike and his teammates, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, to championship glory.
Photo: TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
Away from the race track, Mike is a keen cyclist and Factor Bikes UK and MB Partners were pleased to collaborate on a unique project to mark the British driver’s World Championship success in 2020.
Factor’s heritage is rooted in the automotive and motorsport industry beginning as BF1 Systems - a leading engineering firm dedicated to working at the highest levels supporting the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and many F1, WRC and MotoGP teams.
Upon receiving the memento, Mike was hugely thankful to the Factor Bikes UK team and chomping at the bit to get out on the road on two wheels.
“To be able to have input into creating my own bespoke bike design is something very special and I’m over the moon with what Factor Bikes UK have had specially created for me. Last year was a great moment for me and this is a fantastic way of marking those memories every time I get in the saddle.”
“Cycling is a huge passion for many drivers and I’m no different. I’ve been well aware of the waves that Factor Bikes are making in elite cycling and I’m very proud to now be part of the #FactorFamily when I am out and about on the roads.”
Factor Bikes UK Managing Director, John Bailey, was pleased to be involved in the project from day one and is delighted to see the early concept come to life.
“As a company, our links with elite international motorsport are well known so it was a pleasure to be involved in this process. For Factor Bikes UK, our growth has been characterised through a commitment to innovation, speed and performance - which of course, Mike and his teammates personified in the World Endurance Championship last season.”
Mike Conways's Custom Factor OSTRO VAM is inspired by the title-winning No. 7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid and features his signature on the seat tube and championship-winning laurel wreath on the forks. The bike is finished with Black Inc FORTY FIVE wheels, Black Inc Integrated Barstem and Shimano Ultegra Di2.