FIA World Endurance Championship World Champion, Mike Conway, took delivery of a special memento last month as he visited Factor Bikes UK to collect his specially-commissioned OSTRO VAM.
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.
Sporting a bespoke design 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, the specially-designed OSTRO VAM will forever mark the first World Championship success in Mike’s career.
Factor’s craftsmanship and technical expertise are 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.
Now inspired to create and build the best bicycles in the world, Factor Bikes refuses to compromise in their pursuit of aerodynamic and aesthetic perfection and unrivalled, innovative performance.
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 Factor family 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.”