1999 was a year of transition for MultiPromo. Or even more dramatically: the team almost closed its doors. Kool did not have any drivers to start the seasons with, while his founding partners all left the team. Despite the legal kerfuffle in the run-up to the Whitsun Races, Kool’s bid to sign Patrick Koel turned out to be a stroke of genius. As Koel continued to heap up the results in the rest of the year, he managed to finish second in the Dutch Championship. That is how MP rose from the grave, ready to do even better in 2000.