Ricky Donison stepped onto the podium thrice in his maiden international single-seater outing in the Trophy Event of the Formula 4 UAE championship at Yas Marina circuit.
The Indian was third in both the practice sessions and remained third in the qualifying, behind the Team Motopark duo of Johanathan Aberdein and Logan Argeant.
On the full Formula 1 grand prix layout in the first race, Donison driving for Energy Dubai F4 Racing Team finished third again.
Up ahead in the distant Aberdein won a close race from Argeant, the duo separated by a mere 0.941s in a six-driver field.
The norm continued in the next two races with the top three finishing in the same positions in Race 2 and Race 3 respectively.
Aberdien completed a hat-trick of wins in the non-championship races, ahead of the first weekend of the newly launched Middle Eastern F4 series.
Across the three races, Donison was able to bridge down the gap from the experienced Motopark duo in his first-ever weekend in the F4 level cars.