‘This message is for David Reynolds — you are an absolute knob, mate’
DAVE Reynolds will use an expletiveladen voicemail message as inspiration to win next month’s Bathurst 1000.
The Holden star has saved the savage rant on his mobile phone after an anonymous man called the Erebus Supercars team’s headquarters in Melbourne and left a scathing voicemail.
The caller attacked Reynolds by way of phone after the Bathurst winner lashed out at rival Scott McLaughlin in a story in The Daily Telegraph last month.
“He must have been fired up,’’ Reynolds said. “He left not one but two messages. I am pretty sure he doesn’t like me much.’’
The caller, an obvious McLaughlin fan, claimed Reynolds could not match it with his Ford rival.
“This message is for David Reynolds,” the caller says. “David, you’re an absolute f … ing knob, mate. “Knock, knock, who’s there? Scott
McLaughlin who? “He won more races at GRM than you won in your life, you f…head. “You did nothing at FPR (Ford Performance Racing).
You were no better than (Mark) Winterbottom or (Will) Davison or (Paul) Dumbrell. All you Holden drivers had a much faster car than him last year and you still f… ing lost to a much, much better driver, in a f…ing taxi.” End of messages.
With the Supercars championship resuming in Auckland next week, Reynolds is aiming to be in top trim at Bathurst after banning the booze and going on a fat-busting diet to avoid last year’s Mount Panorama disaster.
In a moment that the Holden hero admitted still haunts him, Reynolds blew a win when his body failed with just 26 laps to go.
“It still gives me nightmares,’’ he said. “Last year was a disaster and it didn’t look good on my behalf failing more than 900km into a 1000km race.”
He hopes to outmuscle his rivals this year when the Bathurst 1000 starts on October 10.
“I am doing weights five days a week, which is new to me,’’ he said.
Reynolds committed to the new program after agreeing to take part in a 12-week challenge for his sponsor Max’s Protein, who have put up $30,000 for charity as part of the dare.