He was forced to wait nearly two weeks, but Joan Mir has finally had the party that he has been craving.
Over the past decade, the island of Mallorca has had its fair share of sporting soirees.
Rafael Nadal has been the orchestrator of a chunk of them. Jorge Lorenzo brought gave them a motorsport identity.
Look beyond those and the island, despite being home to just 900,000 people, has produced world champions in basketball, bowling, kick boxing, taekwondo, body building, chess, kayak, trial biking, golf, shooting, swimming and even spear fishing.
But on Friday, there was a big Balearic bash on the streets of Palma in honour of their latest hero.
At just 23 years old, it could be the first party for many for Mir.
"The trophy awards in Mallorca is almost one of the most important in the world," Mir joked, as he looked ahead to the celebrations.
"I don't know what we breed in Mallorca or what we eat, but there are a load of really good athletes, also in football, in tennis, there are a lot of players and I am happy to be part of that history of Mallorca."
Hundreds of motorbikes gathered in the street in a Covid-secure, but perfectly apt parade to celebrate Mir's win.
Mir has been waiting patiently to party. It is just over two weeks since he was crowned MotoGP's most unlikely premier class world champion.
His light blue Suzuki, the No.36 bike, led the way as he finally was able to let off steam. Or at least, tyre smoke.
Mir won the title with just one race win to his name all season. But judging his achievements off that statistic is grossly unfair on him.
Consistency and discipline was the aim of the game – a craft mastered by Marc Marquez, whose season-ending injury at the start of this season blew the championship race wide open.
Mir was never anyone's favourite to take the title. Not many even thought he could compete for the top three.
But it was those two traits – consistency and discipline – which set Mir apart from the rest, as he tried to stay one step ahead of his biggest rival: Covid-19.
As a result, he had to live like a recluse between races at his adopted home in Andorra.
"For me, Covid was the main rival for the championship," he said. "It is the worst rival that we could have this year.
"Normally we have pressure on track but at home, we can relax. This year, this was the main difference.
"We had the pressure because if you got Covid, you don't ride.
"I live in Andorra in the mountains. It is good because you can go running and go out with the dogs, and enjoy different things, to think about things not on the motorbike. This was the best I could do."
It was in Austria when Mir first believed that he could win the title.
While everyone was distracted by one of the scariest crashes in MotoGP history, as Valentino Rossi was inches from a potential life-changing injury from a flying bike, Mir was actually setting a marker.
Before the red flag, he was pulling away at the front of the field. When the race restarted, he was unable to regain the same momentum.
But inside, he knew he'd found a new level.
"I started to get a good feeling with the bike and everything," he said.
"In Austria, I think we showed really good potential on the bike, almost winning before the red flag.
"At this point, I thought we have serious potential.
I had the doubts as to whether it was only on that track, but then Misano, Barcelona, I was competitive in all of those tracks and was able to recover a lot of points on Fabio (Quatararo), the leader."
Mir had already taken the lead in the championship when he finally won his first race. The victory in Valencia came in the 12th of 14 races in the season.
"It was a super great feeling. I was finally able to win and to remove the doubts about winning the title without winning a race.
"We showed that we were really the fastest on the year."
The task in 2021 is a little different. Despite coming into the season as champion, all eyes will be on the returning Marquez, who will undoubtedly be the favourite.
But rather than dread his return, Mir is relishing it.
"I am looking forward to it," he said. "I want Marquez back so I can learn from him.
"He is the most competitive rider in the last few years and for sure, it will be hard to beat him. But we will try.
"We have a great package but to beat Marc, we have to improve more. We have to keep on improving the bike.
"Suzuki is getting stronger every year, so this is an advantage.
"I think that we can be stronger next year, but first of all, let's celebrate this year!"
And celebrate he did.
"It will be emotional," Mir said, 24 hours before the party started. "I think there will be a lot of people, but will be strange… I want to do more things, more celebrations!"
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