Frenchman Armand Convers has won the Super KF title in the WSK Euro Series following the fifth and final round of the 2010 season at the Italian circuit of Sarno last weekend.

After a nightmare round last time out at the Belgian venue of Genk, the Kosmic Racing driver bounced back in the best possible fashion despite the intense pressure and claimed the title thanks to a clean sweep of three heat wins, victory in the pre-final and a runner-up finish in the main final.

Fastest in Superpole Convers comfortably won all three heats over his teammate Ben Cooper in the first, works Tonykart driver Marco Ardigo in the second and then the man putting him under the most pressure in the standings, Genk winner Nyck de Vries in the third.

Convers then controlled the pre-final to take a three second win over de Vries and put himself within reach of the title with one race to go. Knowing that all he needed to do was keep the young Dutchman within sight Convers chose not to battle with the McLaren backed Chiesa Corse driver in the main final and took the chequered flag in second place, half a second behind de Vries on the road but crucially, 14 points ahead of him in the overall standings.

Having taken main final wins at Lonato and Zuera and pre final victories at La Conca, Zuera as well as at Sarno this weekend Convers has been the most dominant force over the course of the season against the very cream of global karting talent.

In his first season in SKF, the Zanardi mounted de Vries couldn't fail to be satisfied with his performances in the second half of the season, which included second in the final at Zuera and a clean sweep of qualifying, pre final and final in Genk and he finished comfortably clear of the highly decorated Ardigo and Briton Gary Catt in the final standings.

Ardigo completed the Sarno podium but was nearly five seconds behind de Vries and Convers at the end of 18-laps with CRG's Arnaud Kozlinski fourth, Cooper fifth and Catt in sixth.

Behind Catt in the final points standings were Sauro Cesetti, Kozlinski, Cooper and Flavio Camponeschi with Felice Tiene and Simo Puhakka completing the top ten.

British lady racer Laura Tillett, signed by the Tonykart Junior team mid way through the season, narrowly missed out on a top ten place in the final standings and was classified eleventh.

In the teams classification Convers' Kosmic Racing team easily took the overall title ahead of the works Tonykart team and the Chiesa Corse squad with CRG and Birel Motorsport completing the top five.

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