Normally people give consideration to surviving a high amount of Gs for a long time for things such as space travel or turn and burn dogfights. But what about when we scale the impulse/duration of acceleration down significantly.
In my setting there's racing something akin to Wipeout/Redout (anti altitude/hover racing essentially). Racing for the most part is confined to the two-dimensional plane (the X and Y planes of a traditional XYZ planar representation). Other than terrain following and little altitude changes racing in the vertical direction just doesn't happen, so no loops and no blackouts from G-Loc.
However aside from the main thrust from the engines that push the vehicle forward, there are a series of thrusters dotted across the vehicle that deliver a large amount of power in a near instantaneous fashion. So, for example, a pilot could fire lateral thrusters to push them to the left or right extremely fast. But the thrusters don't fire for very long since they operate akin to a rocket assisted strafe/sidestep in direction change. The crux of the issue is that because humans can handle horizontal or G forces perpendicular to the spine far better, a racer can increase the instantaneous power of a lateral thruster far more than your average fighter pilot who is doing loops.
What designs for the cockpit or system would help the pilot survive instantaneous high g/ high jerk maneuvers in the lateral/horizontal direction. At present I've thought about shock absorbers since the major threat is the sudden smashing around in the cockpit. In terms of how many G's at most around 50, as in that's the upper limit of limits. Of course, the explanation doesn't have to be pure hard science since its science fiction after all. Though chucking out the pilot and having it remote controlled isn't really an option since this is for sport after all.