No doubt he will, much in the same way that steering toward and asteroid or avoiding fit from other ships has an affect on the outcome in Starfox.Not sure what you are talking about, Video vertigo. Pilot will have an effect on outcome.
Imagine being in a cockpit of that ship, with gunners on each side. Your "path" is predetermined, but your ability to maneuver around as the pilot determines lots of outcomes and places the gunners in favorable positions to hit targets. I'm sure you'll lose prestige/points if you collide with objects and/or get hit by other stuff like missiles. It'll probably be incumbent on the gunners to "shoot down" missiles or objects that the pilot can't avoid.
Much like Toy Story Mania or Sum of All Thrills, this "ride" is probably better described as an arcade game on steroids.