Dawid Kubacki claimed his sixth Ski Jumping World Cup win of the season in Lillehammer ©Getty Images

Double Olympic bronze medallist Dawid Kubacki won his sixth International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup gold medal of the season with victory in Lillehammer.

The Pole rediscovered his fine form from earlier in the season, when he won five of the opening 11 events on the calendar, as he scored 283.1 points in the Norwegian city.

He started with an impressive jump of 137.5 metres which translated to 134.4 points but a strong field meant that it put him just outside of the podium places in fourth.

The next attempt, only 1m more, was enough to set a leading total of 148.7 and propel him to the top of the standings.

"The conditions were really challenging today, we had to wait quite a long time for our jumps, it's never easy because you get cold and you have to concentrate," he said.

"Then you don't know what to expect after the jump, so it's important to focus on what you have to do.

"And I'm really happy that I managed the competition so well today, I'm very happy about the victory in Lillehammer."

It was Kubacki's 11th World Cup win in his career and first success in Lillehammer.

He was followed by Slovenian Anze Lanisek on 275.7 points while Austrian Daniel Tschofenig crept into third place with 273.9 after narrowly missing out on bronze in Tuesday's (March 14) contest.

With his victory, Kubacki closed the gap on overall standings leader Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway.

Granerud, who finished sixth today, occupies pole position with 1,878 points but Kubacki's 1,560 means he can still catch him with five events remaining.

Granerud also holds the lead in the Raw Air competition with 1,569.9 points with Anže Lanišek following close behind, with a 25-point gap separating them.

The World Cup is set to continue in Norway as athletes head to Vikersund for March 18 to 19, with the latter date also marking the end of this season's Raw Air.