Roman Ramos has been retained by Team Go Eleven Kawasaki for the 2017 World Superbike championship for a third consecutive campaign.

The Spaniard ended this season as top privateer Kawasaki rider having finished the season 15th in the World Superbike riders' championship and level on points with Milwaukee BMW's Josh Brookes.

After an unsuccessful campaign with Speed Up in Moto2 in 2014, Ramos transferred to the World Superbike paddock with Team Go Eleven Kawasaki and has continued to make steady progress.

The former European Supersport and CEV Moto2 champion is hopeful the continuity of team will ensure further steps forward up the World Superbike pecking order in 2017.

"I will continue next year with my team because I'm happy with everyone," Ramos said. "I work well with the people in my team, my mechanics and the bike. I hope that we can have a better season than this season.

"The big problem for us was the lack of power in the engine, so it's something for us to work on over the winter and also to find good settings for next year."

Ramos becomes the latest name confirmed on the 2017 World Superbike grid and the second privateer Kawasaki named on the grid with Randy Krummenacher stepping up from World Supersport with Puccetti Kawasaki.

Check out the latest 2017 World Superbike rider line-up here