Andrei Rublev is not only the coach for Team Satomi but is also the legendary racer known as The Rocket.
Andrei Rublev was born in Russia in the year 2004. Not much is revealed about his past but one thing that is certain is that he is in fact the legendary IG-1 racer The Rocket. He tells Takeshi Jin that he was one of the best racers in the league and even racer with Sir Hamgra, the owner of Team Velhstein. But after he decided to leave, he grew a beard gained some weight and decided to step away from the world of racing. However, Michiru Satomi approached him with the proposition to coach the new team she was putting together, Team Satomi. Andrei agreed and began to coach Takeshi Jin, Liz Ricarro, River Marque, Amy Stapleton, and Luca. Because of his assistance, the team was able to make it through the bottom leagues and enter into the IG-1 circuit for the 2049 season.
Andrei Rublev was created by Michiru Hongo for the purpose of being the mentor of the young rookie team for the anime series IGPX. There is some speculation that Andrei's character is based off the real live Andrei Rublev, a Russian artist. He is voiced by Masahiko Tanaka in the Japanese version and Lance Henriksen in the English version.