Some tracks are really intensive on the tyres (barcelona for example), but mostly its a drivingstyle thing. If you run your race like you are in qualification there is a big chance that you will overheat your tyres.
What temperatures do you consider cooking? Optimum temps for touringcars are around 90C, and if you drive a FWD car its most likely that your front tyres heat up faster (or too fast) than a RWD racer.
Turn up the volume on both "tire scrub" and "skid" in the audio options screen. Play with them to get settings that work for you, that will help you understand where the heat is coming from. A tire will hold to the road to about a 10 degree slip angle and then break away. It's not the number of degrees lock that really matters but how you apply it and what gets applied at the same time.
So are the standard simbin setups good for a race or do they tend to overheat often?
cause in the short description of those setups, simbin mentiones that it's a steady qalification setup
but is is any good for a race then....?
Lots of drivers on TS have said in chat that they're using default setups and only making slight changes to them, more to suit personal pref's or their ability to go faster than default! So. I'd guess from what I've seen that they work.