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2016
by Sam

Hi,

Having problems with the WordPress app so haven’t updated the site much.

For recent updates please look at my Palmer Performance page on Facebook.

Thanks,

Sam

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May 24th

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2015
by Sam

2015 so far….

Spent a lot of time in Spain with Danny Buchan over the off season helping to prepare him for stepping up to the Superbike class.

Away from the Bsb paddock my customers have been doing great in the amateur club championships with race wins and podiums across the board from Kawasaki ZX10’s to Yamaha R6’s and aside from the road race side of things the odd motocross engine or two stroke to keep me entertained.

The last two rounds of Bsb I will be guiding local lad Charlie King on his first attempt at racing in stock thousands to try and give him a good start to a potential full season next year and get him heading in the right direction.

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September 7th

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2014
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September 7th

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Winning performance at Knockhill
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A long trip to Scotland was worth it for us and the Tsingtao team. Danny was fastest in every dry session, smashed the lap record by a second and won the race by 10 seconds. Championship lead extended and prep for Brands GP in a few weeks well undeir way.

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July 1st

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Update after BSB rounds 1 and 2
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Well, the first 2 rounds of the National Superstock 1000 championship could not have gone better. P1 in every single session and won both races by around 4 seconds. Danny has been 100% on it and the amount of testing we did pre season has proved invaluable as our setup at both rounds has been spot on with a little refinement. Oulton Park we smashed the lap record by a second in the race!

We now have a 5 week gap until the next round at Snetterton with some more testing booked at cadwell and snetterton in between.

Back in the workshop and I am catching up on some projects (08 R1 engine tune) and a R6 in for engine work.

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May 12th

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2014 Pre Season
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Pre season with Danny has gone very well, almost every track we have tested at he has bettered his personal best lap time or gone under the current British superstock lap record. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going for the rest of the year.

In the workshop (that I have almost forgotten what it looks like due to time away testing) I have had a varied array of bikes in. Current project on the go is a 2008 R1 for club racing which we are aiming for a solid 200bhp from. Along with that it looks like I may have some more Cbr1000rr fireblade work coming in. I have found a simple tune for these to bring them up to around 190bhp without compromising the midrange drive the standard motor has. Contact me for more details.

Next update will be after the first round of BSB!

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April 11th

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Valencia 2014
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Have just returned from a successful test at Valencia with Danny Buchan and the Tsingtao Kawasaki racing team. After getting on well together last year I am working with Danny again this year as his No.1 mechanic within the Tsingtao team. Looking forward to getting the season started and hopefully getting some good results.

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March 14th

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Winter 2013
by Sam

So the race season finished and winter is upon us. The winter rebuilds, tuning jobs and new bike builds are coming in already.

Anybody needing work done please contact me asap as my diary is filling up especially with the likelihood of a few trips to Spain for testing in the new year.

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November 21st

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Donington BSB
by Sam

Cadwell was a good round, a 7th and a 10th for Danny Buchan with me looking after the Seton Tuning Yamaha Supersport bike on only his 2nd race meeting on the bike.

Last weekend took us to Donington Park where we had atrocious weather on the Friday meaning we had no dry set up time for the races on Saturday and Sunday. Even so Danny still managed to get a 15th in the Sprint race and with an improved setup for the Feature race, a 9th.

Next week will be the ferry journey to the Netherlands for the Assen round of BSB.

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September 11th

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Cadwell Park BSB
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This weekend see’s the trip to Lincolnshire for Cadwell Park BSB.

Once again I am helping out Seton Tuning with Danny “Boom” Buchan in the riders seat. Judging by testing there the other week we are going to have to warn RAF Conigsby of Danny Buchan flying over the mountain! Might show up on their radar!

Oulton Park was a good meeting, the Seton team was short staffed but we all pulled together and had a good time. Danny had not been on a 600 for a few years so it was always going to be tricky, especially with his size, however we came away with two point scoring finishes.

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August 22nd

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