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DECEMBER 1, 2005

Heylen to Champ Car

Jan Heylen was once thought of as one of the brightest hopes for Formula 1. The winner of the Formula Ford Festival in 2002, he was signed to a four-year contract by Mercedes-Benz at the start of 2003. After a less than successful time in Formula 3000 Heylen drifted out of the spotlight and spent 2005 racing in the Renault Megane Eurocup. Now 25, Heylen is looking to put his career back on the right track and will soon test a Champ Car for fellow Belgian Eric Bachelart, who runs the Conquest team. The test will be at Sebring.