Jorge Lorenzo believes he won "the most exciting race in history" to claim the MotoGP 2015 title in Valencia.
Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi led the championship standings for the much of the season, but a fourth-place finish in the final race and a win for Lorenzo saw the Spaniard claim the title by five points.
The 28-year-old felt the last outing was one of the most tense in the competition's history, and he delighted in winning it.
"There could not be a more dramatic and exciting finale. We were to going to reach the last corner of the last lap without knowing who was champion," Lorenzo said in an interview with Vogue.
"It was the most exciting race of the last 30 years at least - possibly in history - and I was in it... and I won.
"If the body respects, I want to keep going until I am 36 or 38-years-old"
Lorenzo's cause in Valencia was aided by a penalty for Rossi, which saw him start from the back of the grid following an on-track clash with Marc Marquez in the previous race in Malaysia.
The Spaniard admits he finds it difficult to fathom what his team-mate was thinking at that moment.
"I got to the garage and the mechanics explained to me what happened. Twenty minutes later I saw it, and I think it was a hard and clear action," Lorenzo added.
"I have hardly seen anything like it. Only Valentino knows [why he did it], but the images speak for themselves. It cannot be justified - I would never do the same."