Fresh from the MotoGP triple header, where he won two races and the 2018 MotoGP world title, Marc Marquez received a heroic welcome at a ceremony at Cervera's home.
The seven-time world champion has won his fifth top division in MotoGP with a victory in the Japanese round, which started the traditional triple header before traveling to Australia and Malaysia.
Having won the ninth victory of the year with his Sepang triumph, Marquez returned to Europe for sponsorship commitments on Milan's EICMA motorcycle before heading home to Cervera, an hour away from Barcelona, to celebrate the success of the title .
"We have won seven World Championships and, although it seems like a lot, we have won them in a very short time," Marquez says. "I live a dream, so we have to enjoy it as long as it lasts.
"This title is special, but for me it is every title, because I enjoy them as if they were the first ones, winning is the fuel I need, it allows me to improve and continue to evolve."
Marquez retained his tradition of celebrating his world titles with a special event at Cervera, which included a press conference at the University of the City before taking part in a parade with his family and the crew of Repsol Honda.
The event ended with Marquez appealing to his fans on stage, thanking them for their support.
"Undoubtedly, the most special thing is to be able to celebrate with our team and followers like today," he said. "This is very important because when we win, we all win – and when we lose, the same people who have come to Cervera are also there.
"Seeing my fans, experiencing what we have today and the wonderful atmosphere that existed throughout the festival is the most important thing."
Marquez returns to MotoGP's action next weekend for the 2018 season finale in Valencia, followed by the two-day test after the race at the same venue next week.
If the rider of Repsol Honda finishes on the podium of Valencia, he will score the second highest point in a season that will only improve with MotoGP title in 2014, when he won the first 10 consecutive matches and 13 matches in total.