Lennard Vidot knows what it takes to be the Motorvation Grand Champion – in fact, he’s done it twice in a row.
When asked on just what the necessary elements are, Vidot was able to list off many.
“Determination, patience, late nights, preparation, OCD and good mates,” he said. “You definitely need the good mates because if you were trying to do it by yourself there is no way you would be able to do it.”
Being Grand Champion at Motorvation is not just about being strong in one category, but rather showing that your car is both of top show quality and can also perform well in the driving events.
“You need to be out driving an getting into it, it’s no good building a shiny car if you can’t use it,” Vidot said. “My car I built to drive.”
This year more than ever, the judging focus will be on the driving performance, giving a skilful driver the chance to surpass pure showiness.
“A guy can have the nicest, shiniest car but if he can’t drive as good as the guy that isn’t quite as shiny he won’t take it out,” Vidot explained.
“We’ve just focused on getting the driving good for this year, making sure everything is working so we can take it out and have fun. The moment I stop winning Grand Champion is the moment I will change it.”
The question on everybody’s lips is whether or not the owner of one very orange, very powerful HQ Holden can do it again.
“A lot of people have asked me about the hat trick and I have to tell them not to jinx it,” he said.
To be eligible for Grand Champion your vehicle must be displayed in the Elite Tent in either Formula Tech Elite or Action Elite.
Grand Champion Prizemoney – $5000