He added: “When you cross the finish line it is a great moment, but it happens very fast. The best bit comes with the celebration with the team.
“It is very satisfying to win the title. At this time I remember the hard times this year, the injuries, the support of my family and team. I cannot help but get emotional.”
The Repsol rider then spoke of the contribution made by his main title rival: “It was a very difficult title victory, because Pol [Espargaro] has not made it at all easy for me and deserves my congratulations for the great season he's had.”
Marquez has come a long way since his debut podium in 2008, at the 125cc Donington Grand Prix won by Scott Redding.
Now about to embark on a move to MotoGP, joining Repsol Honda, Marquez had one clear goal for this year: "I wanted to go up to MotoGP with the title".
That of course means he will again miss out on riding with the #1, as happened when he moved up to Moto2 after his 125cc title, but that does not phase the teenager: “93 is my number and is the one I like to wear.”
Marquez will make his MotoGP debut at the post-race Valencia test on November 13-14.