Peter Prevc earned a comfortable victory in Trondheim ©FIS

Peter Prevc equalled the Slovenian record for most Ski Jumping World Cup wins after securing victory in Trondheim.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup leader headed into the competition just one win adrift of his compatriot Primoz Peterka, who secured the last of his 15 victories in the event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen back in 2003.

Prevc proved able to maintain his stunning recent form, which has seen recently seen him become the Ski Flying world champion and Four Hills tournament winner, to draw level will that tally.

The 23-year-old produced a first round jump of 135 metres and followed up that effort with 132m, giving him a points tally of 285.5.

It saw him finish comfortably clear of Stefan Kraft, the 2015 Four Hills winner.

The Austrian ski jumper ending with a total of 273.2 points, after leaps of 135m and 131.5m.

"It wasn't easy, you also needed a bit of luck and I had that," said Prevc.

"But I was also jumping really well.

“I don't think that the wind has less influence because of my style of jumping, even if it might look like this way.

“Regarding the overall World Cup, we are only about in the middle of the season, I still have to be patient and show good performances until Planica.”

Japan's Noriaki Kasai produced the furthest jump of the day to secure a third place finish
Japan's Noriaki Kasai produced the furthest jump of the day to secure a third place finish ©Getty Images

Japan’s Noriaki Kasai delivered the jump of the day, the 43-year-old setting a hill record of 143m.

The distance catapulted Kasai up to third position on the leaderboard, despite a lowly first effort of 127m, finishing on 266.8.

Austria’s Michael Hayboeck ended just outside of the podium places on 256.4.

Last year’s World Cup winner, Germany's Severin Freund, ended in 10th position with 250.5.

The poor result saw Freund fall 443 points behind Prevc in the overall World Cup standings, with the Slovenian now on a total of 1,324.

Vikersund is now set to host the next World Cup competition on Friday (February 12), a re-arranged event following the cancellation of last week's event in Holmenkollen.