Team ARC front runner Silvio Hachler joined the top guns in the A-Main at the 2017 1/8 On-Road World Championship in Monteux, France. Qualified in 7th overall, Silvio Hachler finished 3rd, behind Jilles Groskamp and Simon Kurzbuch in the semi-final A, advancing to the A-Main Final. A hard fought 1-hour A-Main gave Hachler's ARC R8.1 5th in the Worlds. Drivers from Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Monaco, France, Hong Kong, and Singapore represented a small Team ARC in the 2017 World Championships.

Lar Hoppe's Shepherd was 10th from the grid choosing the BLITZ TS040 bodyshell, and finishing 10th in the A-Main. BLITZ has been Lars' choice of bodyshell when he was with Team ARC and now Team Shepherd.

Top 10 Final Standings (A-Main):
1. Dario Balestri
2. Simon Kurzbuch
3. Shoki Takahata
4. Alessio Mazzeo
5. Silvio Hachler - ARC R8.1
6. Takaaki Shimo
7. Alberto Picco
8. Naoto Matsukura
9. Jilles Groskamp
10. Lars Hoppe - BLITZ TS040

Source: ARC