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DECEMBER 30, 2003

McLaren protege Heylen moves to Formula 3000

McLaren Mercedes protege Jan Heylen has signed to drive for Team Astromega in the 2004 FIA International Formula 3000 series. The 2002 Formula Ford Festival winner raced this year in the Formula 3 Euroseries but did not have a very successful year. He was expected to replace Christian Klien at Mucke Motorsport but has decided to move on rather than spending a second year in the formula.

The 23-year-old tested for Astromega at Hockenheim in 2002 and was quick.