From building go kart engines in their garden shed to building world championship winning bikes in, well, a slightly shed, TM Racing’s 40 year history is fascinating stuff.

In the grand scale of things, TM Racing are a small manufacturer in Peraso, Italy that punch well beyond their weight. This video takes a look at their 40 year history, and to see the championships they’ve won and some of the big named riders and drivers who’ve twisted a throttle or sat in a kart for them is mightily impressive.

In moto circles, Gian Marco Rossi, Mika Ahola, Loris Capirossi and of course Eero Remes have been TM riders while in karting, now Red Bull F1 driver, Max Verstappen cut his racing teeth in a TM powered kart.