The MotoGP circus welcomed the arrival of yet another new partner this week, with Austrian notebook computer manufacturer Gericom joining the show in the wake of the weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

The company, previously spotted on the flanks of the Minardi F1 cars, has acquired the rights to be the 'official notebook of MotoGP' for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Gericom has signed a two-year deal with Dorna Sports, which holds the commercial and TV rights to the series, to include branding on the on-screen television graphics and results, as well as other advertising supports at all rounds of the MotoGP World Championship.

Gericom is a European frontrunner in the field of mobile computing and communications, and the market leader in the private user sector in Germany and Austria. Its products 'offer ultimate technology standards at the most competitive pricing', and the company sees the association with MotoGP as an outstanding opportunity to launch its market position at leading sales outlets in Europe, where its products are sold in more than twenty countries.