Bent Viscaal was born on 18 September 1999 in Almelo, The Netherlands, in a region called Twente. At a young age, Bent fell in love with racing. When Bent celebrated his fifth birthday, his parents got him a mini-kart.
Sky was the limit for the young racer, who progressed quickly. At 12 years of age, Bent won the Euro Wintercup – Mini Junior. At 16 years of age, Bent won the German Kart Junior Championship. After years of racing in karting, Bent decided to step up to auto racing.
He started in 2017, competing in Spanish and North European Formula 4 championships. The debutant celebrated eight race wins in his first year of auto racing. Bent finished 2nd in the North European Formula 4 championship and 3rd in the Spanish Formula 4 championship.
After that success, Bent joined Teo Martin Racing in the EuroFormula Open. He secured twelve podium finishes in his first and only season in that series, 2018. With a victory under his belt, Bent finished the championship as rookie winner and 2nd overall.
Bent secured promotion once again, racing in FIA Formula 3 from 2019 onwards. In his first season, competing with HWA Racelab, he was able to collect a points finish. In 2020, whilst driving for the MP Motorsport squad, Bent celebrated his first race in F3. He won after passing his opponent on the last race lap, at the very last corner. Re-watch here
After two seasons in FIA Formula 3, Bent competed with the Trident Racing team in FIA Formula 2. The pairing starred at the legendary Monza circuit, where Bent captured his first Formula 2 podium after finishing second. Later on in the 2021 season, Bent and Trident repeated this achievement at the Jeddah Corniche Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia.
For 2022, Bent has joined the Algarve Pro Racing squad in European Le Mans Series, where he will team up with Sophia Floersch.