Exploring Coral Gables at night

The Gables is a great place to walk around late at night. The busy streets quiet down and it almost becomes eerie. On this evening I took a walk with the Sony a7iii and my gimbal, put on my cinema settings and captured a few moments.

Defending Victory series launched on Motorsport Network

I recently had the privilege of Directing a series of videos called “Defending Victory” which follows racers Guy Cosmo & Patrick Byrne on the Asian Le Mans series. The series stops in China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia and can be seen on Motorsport.com, Motorsport.tv and the Autosport.com Youtube channel.

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Click this link to find the videos on Motorsport.com


Guy Cosmo visits the Motorsport Report

This week pro racer and good buddy Guy Cosmo dropped by the Motorsport Network studios for an exclusive interview about the Asian Le Mans Series. Guy is heading to Shanghai, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand this winter to defend the championship! Check out his one on one interview with host Julia Piquet on this edition of Motorsport Report. Directed & produced by Robert Lyon.

4 new Telly Awards for 2018

Just announced! 4 new Telly Awards for my work at Motorsport Network. Details below!


Motorsport Network's Miami-based video crew wins prestigious industry awards for 'Motorsport Report' news show, and in branded content category for Tag Heuer video series 'Inside Formula E'.

Miami, Fla.– June 13, 201 – Motorsport.tv, the flagship television channel and OTT platform of the motorsport and automotive titan Motorsport Network, is pleased to announce that its Motorsport Report program has received several distinctions in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. 

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies and production companies. 

Motorsport Report, which brings viewers the most important racing news stories of each day, has been awarded and recognized for its content quality and production value in the "general news", "general sports" and "general automotive" for television categories. 


The program is produced in Motorsport Network's Miami headquarters by a team comprised of media veterans including Emmy-winner Robert Lyon, Senior Director of Video Production & Publishing, and host Julia Piquet, whose vast knowledge and insight in the sport and industry is contributed to by her legacy.

Julia's father, three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet, has been ranked among the greatest Formula 1 racers in various motorsport polls, and her brother Nelson Piquet Jr. is a former FIA Formula E champion.

Our approach is to cover motorsports with more depth and authenticity than anyone else, and the Motorsport Report’ franchise does exactly that”, says Kevin Annison, President of Motorsport.tv, We have a lot of passionate fans coming to us for regular news updates to stay up to date and in the know, and our fast paced production and shooting style offers fans that information in a quick and consumable fashion.

Through Motorsport Network's partnership with Tag Heuer, the company also received the 2018 Telly Awards Bronze for their campaign series featuring branded content in the Inside Formula E program.


For the full list of awards received by Motorsport.tv see below: 

Motorsport Report


General-Automotive/Vehicles for Television


General-Sports for Television


General-News or News Feature for Television

Inside Formula E - Tag Heuer


Campaign-Branding for Branded Content


"It’s been another great year for Motorsport Network and Motorsport.tv's achievements. Seeing 'Motorsport Report' develop to include over 100 episodes and working with Julia Piquet have been personal career highlights", says Robert Lyon, Senior Director of Video Production & Publishing Motorsport.tv.

"Also having the privilege of working with Derek DeAngelis, Paul Ryan, Lou Giocondo, Charles Bradley and the team at Tag Heuer was phenomenal. Looking forward to more projects as our studio continues to grow."

Throughout 2017-2018 the Tellys refashioned its categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video and animation, as well as working with industry experts to identify important industry categories where technology was playing an impactful role in the ways stories are now being told: Virtual Reality, Interactive and 360 Video. 

The full list of the 39th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winner.




Pietro Fittipaldi recovery interview exclusive

This week I travelled to Indianapolis Motor Speedway one week before the Indy500 to interview Pietro Fittipaldi. Pietro was injured in a serious crash at Spa-Francorchamps, Belguim recently while racing in the World Endurance Championship. See the full interview and exclusive video of his recovery here on Motorsport.com 


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Graceland TV spot

This TV spot for Elvis's Graceland is currently running and was produced by the team at Watch and Click.

It was an absolute blast and maybe a once in a lifetime to be inside Graceland after hours when it is closed to the public. Check out the commercial and behind the scenes below!

MotorGT Bentley Continental

Brand new video for MotorGT, a car shopping website featuring high end sportscars. Hosted by Julia Piquet this video features the Bentley Continental GT-3 which is for sale at www.motorgt.com

Hurricane Irma Stock Footage

We "dodged a bullet" here in Miami as Hurricane Irma took a path up the Gulf coast of Florida, resulting in Category 1 winds here locally. Being stuck at home with a view of the storm, I found a protected terrace and filmed during different moments of the storm. Here is a collection of 4K shots from Hurricane Irma that is available on Pond5.com for purchase.


Click the above link for access to Hurricane Irma stock footage collection

Click the above link for access to Hurricane Irma stock footage collection

Motorsport.com scores major awards for video production

Telly Awards recognise Motorsport.com for second year in a row for “Inside WEC”, and additional awards for “Ferrari Finali Mondiali” and “Sidetracked with Derek D”.

May 16th, 2017, Miami, FL. – Motorsport.com’s digital production team has scored three major awards for its coverage of international motorsport for the second year in a row.

The Miami-based production team was presented with three awards at the 38th Annual Telly Awards Show. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.

Led by seven-time Emmy award-winning Senior Director, Robert Lyon; Motorsport.com-produced a second season of “Inside WEC” in 2016 – a highly acclaimed race recap series surrounding the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The video team, which includes Motorsport.com’s editor-in-chief Charles Bradley, earned a Bronze Telly Award in the Video Series category.

“Inside WEC” took viewers inside the world of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) featuring post-race recaps, driver interviews and highlights for each 2016 WEC event.

Robert Lyon’s video coverage of the 2016 Ferrari Mondiali also earned a bronze telly award in “General Sports for Video” category with the video “Finali Mondiali - Ferrari comes to Daytona”

“Sidetracked with Derek D” is a behind-the-scenes look into some of the world’s best motorsport events, showcasing what goes on and off the track. Host Derek D took Motorsport TV viewers to the Race of Champions in Miami and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2017, earning a Bronze Telly Award in the General sports category.

The program aired on Motorsport.tv’s over the air channel in North America and England. “Sidetracked with Derek D” is produced by the Miami based production team of Director, Robert Lyon; Producer Nicholas Pineiro and Motorsport.com Editor-in-Chief, Charles Bradley.

The three Telly Awards adds to Motorsport.com’s portfolio of recognition after also winning two esteemed Tellys in 2016.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by the Silver Telly Council and the 500 accomplished industry professionals who judged the competition and awarded our creative work,” said Charles Bradley, Motorsport.com, Editor-In-Chief.

Motorsport.com scored Telly Awards last year for “Vitesse Extrême - Le Mans” - a behind-the-scenes look at Extreme Speed Motorsport’s assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus another for the inaugural season of “Inside WEC”.

Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The competition includes submissions from more than 13,000 entries.

Sidetracked with Derek D show times this weekend

"Sidetracked with Derek D" my new TV program on Motorsport TV airs this Saturday. Here's the official press release...

Sidetracked with Derek D” to premiere exclusively on Motorsport.tv 

The new and exclusive original series “Sidetracked with Derek D” will premiere on Motorsport.tv this weekend, as the actor and comedian goes behind-the-scenes at the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring. 

Directed by Motorsport Network’s Emmy and Telly award winning producer Robert Lyon, the show will look at what happens both on and off the track at several races throughout the year.

For the first episode Derek D, who previously hosted the hit show Fast Lane Daily, conducts interviews, interacts with fans and takes in depth look at the teams and drivers at the 65th running of the Sebring 12 Hours. 

The show will air this Saturday at 14:15 GMT on Sky and Virgin Media for UK viewers and 15:20 ET on YIP TV and Sling in the USA. It will also be available on Motorsport.tv’s Internet TV service.  


Director Robert Lyon: “We are excited to have Derek D on board as the host for Sidetracked on Motorsport.tv. His on screen comedy antics combined with his knowledge of motor racing will provide hours of entertainment for our viewers in 2017!”

Sidetracked with Derek D

I'm happy to announce the launch of Sidetracked with Derek D on Motorsport TV! Sidetracked features host Derek D who most may know from his popular Youtube series called "Fast Lane Daily".  I reached out to Derek and asked him to host a new concept for the new Motorsport TV platform and television network of the same name. (Formerly MotorsTV). 

In this pilot episode we turned Derek D loose at the Race of Champions in Miami, Florida. We took in the sights and sounds plus interview mega celebrity drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Kurt Busch and Tony Kanaan. Check out our first episode here and March 24th a new episode from the 12 Hours of Sebring will air on television all over the world!

The Shroud of Turin

Is the Shroud of Turin the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ? Myself and CBS News reporter Michele Gillen travelled to Turin, Italy to investigate. See what we found in this piece which originally aired on CBS 4 News.

The Last KISS

This was one of the most fun  projects in my lifetime. A chance to see hear and meet KISS on their farewell tour in 2000. We all know KISS is actually still together but this was the last time the 4 original members played live ever again. That's with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Chriss and Ace Frehley. This piece won an Emmy Award and was produced by a dream team of CBS crew consisting of reporter Michele Gillen, Chief Photog Fabio Jafet and edited by Shane McLafferty.

Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

While on assignment in Turino, Italy this week for Motorsport.com I was fortunate to tour the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. A fine collection of automobile dating back to the turn of the century. 

My reason for being there... the anniversary of Pirelli tires involvement in motorsports and the unveiling of their new tires for the 2017 F1 season. Here is the piece hosted by Giorgio Piola