Thousands of fans took to the streets of Cervera, Spain on the weekend to celebrate the MotoGP World Championship victory for hometown hero Marc Marquez.

Just as they had done following his title triumphs in 125cc (2010) and Moto2 (2012), residents took to the streets to celebrate Marquez's historic MotoGP crown, decorating the town with the name and number of the rookie Repsol Honda star.

20-year-old Marquez was accompanied by younger brother Alex - who took his first grand prix victory in the Moto3 class this season - at a press conference, before being paraded through the streets in an open-top car.

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The tour concluded on a special stage, where the Marquez brothers addressed their fans.

"I'm very happy to be celebrating the title here, in my home town, with all of these fans who have come out despite the rain and snow," said Marc. "It is really beautiful and an honour for a rider to receive this level of affection from the fans. A day like this is enjoyable for everyone; a title like this one should be celebrated well, because it is hard to achieve and it belongs to the people here in a small way too.

"I am very grateful for their support and I see more and more people with flags or the number 93 shirt at every race; it is something that really excites me. I also want to thank the team, who couldn't miss this party and who are the ones who made a season like this year's possible."

Alex, who clinched the 2013 Moto3 Rookie of the Year crown, added: "Today was a very special day and we felt very loved. I personally felt the support of the people of Cervera and everyone who had come here from outside; there were a lot of people in the street, despite the bad weather.

"Everyone showing their affection like this gives enormous pride, pushes you to do even better and makes a day like today unforgettable. After the celebration it will be time to let it all sink in, rest a little and turn our attention to next year."