By Adam Duckworth

Double world champion Eero Remes has been retained by the factory TM team for two more seasons.The Finn will be joined by the Italian E3 Champion Manuel Monni and young Swedish newcomer Oliver Nelson who will race in EJ Class.

Team Manager Luca Cherubin said: "We are very pleased to have confirmed Manuel and Eero, because this season has been amazing with the two riders both taking titles - World and Italian Championships - also the constructors' title of E1.

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"In the new season we will do our best to repeat this! We are also confident with our new entry Oliver, because he made a good impression in tests and we are sure he will fight for the top positions in the Junior class, because it is very motivated for the opportunity that has been given."

The team will embark on further tests to try the new factory bikes that will be used in the first race, the Absolute of Italy, to be held on February 13-14 in Lignano Sabbia D'Oro