Tobacco giants Philip Morris have acquired title sponsorship for the Malaysian round of the 2003 MotoGP World Championship, round fourteen of the current season, at Sepang on 10-12 October.

The event will be officially called the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and becomes the fifth in the 16-round calendar to have the multinational tobacco company as its title sponsor this season.

As well as their grand prix title sponsorship packages, the company is also committed to MotoGP through their deal with Team Ducati Marlboro, which won its first race with Loris Capirossi at Catalunya three weeks ago.