Valentino Rossi didn't turn up to Brno. I never saw him. Some other guy wore his leathers and rode his No. 46 Yamaha M1.
Allegations of non-payment of tax has been big news in Italy in the week leading up to last weekend's Czech race; allegations that would have hurt the world's favourite motorcyclist right to his core.
Rossi is not by nature a cheat, nor is he underhand. It is difficult to believe that he did wicked things deliberately - he hardly has time to do anything else but race his MotoGP bike, test, do PR appearances and enjoy holidays in Ibiza.