The appointment of rent-a-rider Bryan Staring to Gresini's Claiming Rules Team bike has increased the number of confirmed seats on the 2013 MotoGP grid to 21.
There are six confirmed factory riders, six confirmed satellite riders, and nine CRT riders locked in.
The only apparent remaining spots are two CRT seats at Paul Bird Motorsport and possibly a CRT seat at Speed Master. Are two teams holding out for the fattest check from a rider, regardless of ability? ... illustrating the continued field-filling folly of the CRT concept.