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MotoGP creates All Time Speed Record, to be presented by Gericom

MotoGP creates All Time Speed Record, to be presented by Gericom

MotoGP creates All Time Speed Record, to be presented by Gericom

Austrian notebook manufacturer Gericom, who recently signed the rights to be the Official Notebook of MotoGP for 2003 and 2004, have given their backing to an exciting new award within the MotoGP World Championship. The All Time MotoGP Speed Record presented by Gericom begins this weekend at the Gran Premio Cinzano d´Italia. From now onwards, whenever the top speed record is beaten during a Grand Prix the rider with the new record will be rewarded with a high performance laptop to commemorate his achievement.

In accordance with the essence of the competition, the prize will be Gericom´s top model, the Blockbuster Radeon, which has a 3,06 GHz processor - the fastest available processor for a laptop, and it will be presented at the pre-event press conference for the following race.

The award adds an extra incentive to what is an already supercharged event this weekend at Mugello, traditionally one of the fastest circuits on the MotoGP calendar. In fact, the current top speed in MotoGP was set at the Italian circuit last year, when Tohru Ukawa clocked 324.519km/h on his Honda RC211V during the final qualifying session. That record is likely to come under serious threat this weekend, however, especially with the Ducati Desmosedici of Loris Capirossi setting an unofficial 328km/h at the Catalunya test in March and a host of other prototype four-strokes joining the grid.

Catalunya hosts the sixth round of the championship on June 15th, whilst another circuit which clocks some of the highest speeds during the season is Phillip Island – venue for the penultimate race on October 19th.

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MotoGP, 2003

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